Class of 2018 offered nearly $204 million in scholarships

The class of 2018 is spreading its wings – from the Ivy League to community colleges, from Catholic institutions to large state universities, from military academies to private schools throughout the country.

Academic and athletic scholarships will help make those choices possible. Among six diocesan and three private Catholic secondary schools, the class of 2018 was offered nearly $204 million in scholarships.

Here is a profile of the newest graduates of South Jersey Catholic Schools:

— 1,153 graduates

— 97.3 percent plan to start college in the fall

— two National Merit Finalists

— 17 National Merit Commended Scholars

— 557 took one or more Advanced Placement courses

— three military academy appointments

— one ROTC scholarship

— six enlisting for military service

South Jersey Catholic Schools’ vision is for students to become faith-filled adults who, guided by gospel values, shape the world with knowledge, integrity and compassion. The class of 2018 is well on its way.

The Diocese of Camden proudly salutes graduates for a job well done.