The entrance to a bright and exciting future swung open for 37 students from two area high schools when they were honored on Wednesday, April 22, as potential members of the University of La Verne freshman class of 2009.
The group comprised 14 students from Bonita High School in La Verne and 23 from Montclair High School. All applied and have been accepted for admission to La Verne for the fall semester, which is scheduled to start on Monday, Aug. 31.
The Montclair students were awarded a combined $275,534 in university grants and scholarships, with the Bonita students given $201,592. That funding is intended to help make the decision to attend La Verne easier for the students and their families.
During special presentations at their respective schools, Montclair Principal Michael Hook was given a ceremonial big check totaling $1,102,136, while Bonita Principal Robert Ketterling received a ceremonial check for $806,368. The sums on those checks represent the potential four-year financial commitment extended by La Verne, amounts which do not include any state or federal aid the students may still receive.
“We know that these are difficult times for many, but we also know the importance of a quality education and the difference it can make. These checks represent our commitment to these students and the community,” said University President Steve Morgan. “We are looking forward to seeing every one of these students at La Verne next fall.”
As an engaged regional university, La Verne is aware of the difficulties local high school students and their parents must deal with was they search for opportunities in higher education. The university has revised its financial aid approach in an effort to ensure accessibility and affordability for all qualified students, and is purposely augmenting available funding for those students who attend high schools within the region.
Students and parents interested in learning more about the University of La Verne including how to apply for admission and available financial aid can call (909) 392-2800, e-mail email@example.com or visit the university’s admissions Web page at www.ulv.edu/admission/.
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