DETROIT (AP) - Students in the Detroit Public Schools have received $106 million in college scholarships and grants.
The District released figures Monday for financial aid going to graduates of its 24 high schools. The district says the college preparatory Renaissance High School leads the list with $14 million in scholarships and grants. The Detroit School of Arts is next at $3 million, followed by Cass Technical High School at $2.9 million.
The district says $25 million of the money comes from organizations and foundations and $11 million is in the form of athletic scholarships.
District emergency manager Roy Roberts says the awards "should serve as an inspiration" to Detroit young people "and all those adults who taught and assisted them along the way."
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