Woodward Academy Class of 2012 College Acceptance and Scholarship Statistics
Congratulations to the graduates of the Class of 2012! We salute you for your outstanding academic, artistic and athletic accomplishments during your senior year at the Academy, including: 100 percent accepted to four-year colleges and universities; $12.5 million in merit scholarship awards; 51 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (15 National Merit Finalists, 27 National Merit Commended, 2 National Achievement Finalists, and 5 National Achievement Referred) ; 25 President’s Scholars; 19 Dean’s Scholars; 7 Provost Scholars; 5 Distinguished Scholars at Tulane University; one 4-year ROTC scholarship; a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship winner; an Emory University Barkley Scholarship winner and 11 athletic scholarship winners; first senior debate team in school history to win the National Debate Coaches’ Association National Championship; semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2012; two semifinalists in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology; eight area/region athletic championships; nine teams qualifying for state playoffs; 17 athletes recruited to play at the college level; more than 5,000 hours contributed to community service; National Scholastic Art Awards Silver winner; two selected for Best of College & High School Photography 2012; two included in juried art exhibit by the Jay Shapiro Foundation High School Exhibit; one All-State Orchestra violinist invited to play at Carnegie Hall; eight performed at the American Choral Directors Association regional conference; two All-State Band participants; one selected for All-State Jazz Band; one Outstanding Jazz Soloist in the Williamsburg Music Festival; one actor received three superiors at the state thespian convention.
Summary of Class Achievements
51 students received accolades from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awards include 15 National Merit Finalists, 27 National Merit Commended, 2 National Achievement Finalists, and 5 National Achievement Referred.
Members of the class won some of the most prestigious scholarships in the U.S.: 25 Presidential Scholarships, 7 Provost Scholars, 5 Trustee’s Scholarships, 19 Dean’s Scholarships, 5 Distinguished Scholars at Tulane University, a full ROTC Scholarship, a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship, an Emory University Barkely Scholarship winner, 11 athletic scholarship winners at colleges and universities in addition to a total of 17 athletes recruited to play at the college level.
Summary of Scholarship Awards
Winning $12.5 million dollars in merit scholarships, this amount of merit money is broken into two parts: $10,117,677 based on merit and excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, the arts, music, dance, or service and $1,900 301 from the HOPE Scholarship program in Georgia. 131 seniors or 54% of the class were offered merit scholarship money of $9,900,049 and 44% of the class were awarded scholarships of $20,000 or more.
- 88 seniors or 36% of the class were awarded scholarships of $40,000 or more.
- 159 seniors qualified for the HOPE/Tuition Equalization Grant if they attend college in Georgia, earning $2,423,488 in HOPE money, calculating renewable 4 year awards and 32 Zell Miller Scholarship eligible (3.7 GPA or higher and 1200 SAT).
- All total, 181 seniors or 75% of the class qualified for HOPE Scholarships or Merit Scholarships or both.152 seniors or 57% of the class were offered merit scholarship money of $13,946,048.
Summary of College Statistics
Summary of Colleges Attending
- The Class of 2012 reflected a wide diversity of interests and talents as they sought their individual paths in terms of their college choices. 64 seniors who represent 27% of the class chose to attend a college where they are the only Woodward freshman. These independent souls, like many of the Woodward seniors before them, looked for the best college match or personal fit independent of what their peers are choosing.