CMH Class of 2022 Earns Over $22.1 Million in College Scholarships

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WAUKESHA, WI. (June 14, 2022) – Catholic Memorial High School seniors received more than $22.1 million in college scholarship offers, an average of over $166,000 per student. The awards were among many given to the graduates of the Class of 2022 at their Senior Awards Celebration and Graduation Ceremony.

“The value of investing in a Catholic Memorial education has never been more evident. Colleges and universities are taking note of the incredible accomplishments of our students and making financial investments in their futures,” said Donna Bembenek, President of Catholic Memorial High School. “The recruitment and acceptance of our students into top tier universities and programs is not solely based on good grades in an academically rigorous school, it is also based on the track record of success of our graduates year after year. This year’s seniors faced challenges and persevered. They modeled to us all what it means to rise above and press on. We are truly proud of every one of them and know they will do amazing things moving forward.”

Among the Catholic Memorial Class of 2022:

  • 97% will be attending a technical, two- or four-year college or university.
  • Class Median GPA of 3.98.
  • 52% of students were on the Honor Roll every semester of high school. (3.5 GPA or higher)
  • 6 students earned full tuition scholarships.
  • 24 signed National Letters of Intent to play at the collegiate level for athletics.
  • 1 student enlisted in the military to serve our country for the United States Marine Corps.

In addition to the scholarships awarded to the graduates of Catholic Memorial, numerous students were directly admitted to their college of choice within their universities and several students received direct admittance to honors programs. The Catholic Memorial Class of 2022 will also benefit from college and university credits granted for their work in the International Baccalaureate Program, Advanced Placement Assessments, Concurrent Enrollment credits, Project Lead the Way STEM courses and internship experiences.

“Our graduates are accepted to top-ranked universities and colleges, many of them even enter college with second semester freshman or sophomore status,” said Donna Bembenek. “College credits earned in high school saves money, provides priority to our graduates when registering for in demand college courses and gives them first options for dorm rooms. The benefit of earning so many college credits in high school are numerous.”

CMH graduates will attend 69 top universities and colleges across the US and internationally including: University of Notre Dame, University of California – San Diego, University of California – Davis, Trinity College – Dublin, Cardiff University – United Kingdom, Washington University, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, the Ohio State University, Marquette University, Pepperdine University, University of Toronto, University of Alabama, Belmont University, the University of St. Thomas, to name a few.

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