Hunterdon County Polytech is proud to announce that students in the Class of 2016 have been offered scholarships totaling over $1.7 million.
Many graduating seniors will be moving on to attend four-year colleges and universities to continue studying in the same field they focused on while at Polytech. Shannon Tyms, a student of Polytech’s nursing program, earned enough scholarship money to cover her first year of tuition at Cedarvile University in Ohio, where she will continue to study nursing.
“The entire Polytech community is exceptionally proud of everything our seniors have achieved this year, and the amount of scholarships they have received is reflective of their hard work and dedication throughout the school year,” said Mr. Dan Kerr, Principal of Polytech.
In addition to the scholarship money the seniors have received, Polytech’s student body earned 1,024 college credits during the 2015-16 school year. These credits have a value of $370,688 at Rutgers University, and $147,456 at Raritan Valley Community College and are representative of the money Polytech can help students save when it comes time for college.
While many students are looking to continue on with their educations, others have plans to enlist in the military or immediately begin working in their fields. “The fact that our seniors have such varied plans is indicative of the fact that Polytech can prepare students for a variety of options following their graduations,” said Principal Kerr.
A number of students also capitalized on the opportunity to apply college credits earned through Polytech. Elizabeth Cudworth—a student in the Career Prep program—will be studying social work at Raritan Valley Community College, where she has already earned 15 credits. In addition, students in the animal technologies program took advantage of the articulation agreement Polytech holds with Delaware Valley University. Both Colgan Webb and Alyssa Schwartz will be attending the school, and two other students in the program were also accepted.
Polytech wants to wish the best of luck to all graduating seniors. You have been an important part of the school during your time here, and we know your futures are bright and filled with potential. For more information regarding Polytech’s programs and opportunities for earning college credit while in high school, please visit www.hcpolytech.org or contact Dan Sexton at (908) 788-1119 x 2024.