Darlington County high school grads earn more than $32 million in scholarships

June 28, 2018 GMT

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Surpassing last year’s total by more than $3 million, the Darlington County School District Class of 2018 earned more than $32 million in college scholarships.

This year’s seniors earned $32,693,075 through a combination of state lottery, service, military, private and college-sponsored scholarships. Since 2007, graduating seniors have earned more than $210 million in scholarships.

Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology graduates led the way in 2018 with more than $16.5 million in potential college funding. Darlington High School graduates racked up $8.6 million, Hartsville High School seniors collected $4.4 million and Lamar High School graduates accumulated $3.1 million.

Of the $32 million-plus total, $4.91 million came from South Carolina LIFE, HOPE and Palmetto Fellows scholarships.