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Peoria Unified Graduates Secure Record Amount in Scholarships

The Peoria Unified School District’s graduating class of 2021 acquired over $72 million in scholarships to post-secondary institutions, making this a record year for scholarship recipients. This amount includes scholarships for vocational schools, in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, merit-based recognitions, private donor and athletic scholarships. Liberty High School celebrates a record year with their graduates securing close to $16 million in scholarship monies.

Below is a breakdown of the Peoria Unified high school scholarship amounts:

  • Cactus - $4,476,417
  • Centennial -$15,036,471
  • Ironwood - $15,027,934
  • Liberty – $15,946,414
  • Peoria Flex Academy - $500
  • Peoria High – $6,528,536
  • Raymond S. Kellis - $5,936,988
  • Sunrise Mountain - $9,918,668

Total - $72,871,928

For a detailed list of top scholarship recipients at each high school and interesting facts about Peoria Unified seniors, including prestigious college offers and top destination points for our graduates, visit this page.

To assist students with college planning, testing preparation, financial aid and scholarships, there is a Career Center at each of the district’s high schools. District high school guidance counselors and career center specialists help to highlight seniors and their achievements to various colleges in order to identify potential scholarship opportunities. In addition, each career center specialist maintains a scholarship database and the information is used to contact students who might be interested in a scholarship, remind students of important deadlines and schedule college visits.