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Atlanta Area High School Students Surprised with Nearly $200k in Clark Atlanta University Scholarships

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016

Atlanta Area High School Students Surprised with Nearly $200k in Clark Atlanta University Scholarships

ATLANTA (Dec. 15, 2016)    15 Atlanta-area high school students got a huge surprise Dec. 14, when admission officers from Clark Atlanta University hand-delivered to them acceptance letters to join the CAU Class of 2021.  Nine of the students were offered academic scholarships to CAU for 2017-2018 totaling approximately $180,000. 

The exciting news was given to three students at KIPP Academy, two at Washington High and 10 at Westlake High.  They all were part of CAU’s early action plan, which guaranteed a response from Admissions before January to high school students who applied to CAU by Nov. 1.  At each school the announcement was met with a thunderous applause by classmates, teachers, counselors and administrators. 

“At the end of the day, our mission is to transform students’ lives    one student at a time,” said Dr. Michael Marshall, associate vice president of Enrollment Services at CAU.  “By extending acceptance offers to these young scholars, we are setting them on a transformative path to success,” Marshall finished.        

The Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions, led by Lorri Saddler Rice, plans to expand in January 2017 this new tradition of surprising local high school students with a hand-delivered CAU acceptance letter.  “It was an absolutely amazing day,” Rice said.  “It underscores why we do what we do,” she continued. 

In the fall semester of 2016, CAU enrolled its largest freshman class since 2007.  We hope to continue of this trajectory of smart growth by enrolling more students like the 15 who were surprised with acceptance letters and scholarships. 

For more information on applying to CAU contact Student Recruitment and Admissions at 404.880.6605 or email admissions@cau.edu.

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