Corona-Norco Unified School District’s graduating high school seniors have the unique opportunity to apply for one of the Nation’s esteemed scholarships this year! The deadline to apply for the Broad Prize for Urban Education scholarship is March 3, 2014. High school seniors can apply online at: www.scholarshipamerica.org/broadprize/ . As finalist for the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education, Corona-Norco Unified School District was awarded $150,000 in college scholarships for this year’s graduating seniors. Students who plan on attending full-time at an accredited college, university, community college or vocational/technical program in the Fall of 2014 for the entire upcoming year are encouraged to apply. Last year, eight CNUSD seniors were identified as Broad Scholars, and each received a $20,000 scholarship.
” I didn’t believe it at all, wow this is really going to help me a lot, I was actually looking into student loans,” said Sandra Cuevas, last year’s Broad Prize Scholar. “This scholarship is proof and gives me hope that other students like me who don’t have the necessary means to go to college can reach out and find help to achieve their dreams.”
The 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education winning announcement was held on September 25, 2013 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. where the nationally renowned philanthropists, Eli and Edythe Broad, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, representatives from all the finalist districts, as well as leaders in education, were in attendance. As a finalist district, Cumberland County Schools in North Carolina, and the San Diego Unified School District also received $150,000 in college scholarships. The Houston Independent School District was awarded the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education and received $550,000 in college scholarships. This was the second year Corona-Norco Unified was a finalist and the first time for San Diego Unified and Cumberland County.
For more information about how Corona-Norco Unified was identified as a 2013 finalist for this prestigious award in education please visit: http://www.broadprize.org/asset/coronafacts.pdf