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Seniors Awarded Millions in Scholarships

Peoria Unified School District’s graduating class of 2019 secured over $63 million in scholarships to post-secondary institutions. This amount includes scholarships for vocational schools, in-state and out-of-state merit-based recognitions, private donor and athletic scholarships.  Peoria High School more than doubled their totals from previous years with their graduates securing more than $11 million in scholarship monies.


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


Liberty- $15,374,531
Peoria High- $11,510,757
Ironwood -$10,765,268
Centennial- $10,451,808
Sunrise Mountain - $6,322,303
Raymond S. Kellis- $5,345,807
Cactus- $3,962,059
Peoria Flex Academy- $500

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.


Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona. The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs. The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”