Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, cell: 248.260.8466, barbara@eafocus.com; Julie Kelly, Avondale School District, 248.537.6002, julie.kelly@avondale.k12.mi.us
Auburn Hills, Mich. —June 4, 2015—- Avondale School District, an achievement-oriented learning community focused on student leadership and success in academics, the arts and athletics, announces the Avondale High School class of 2015 was collectively offered $6.1 million in college scholarship opportunities, up from $4.7 million in 2014 and $3.8 million in 2013. A sampling of scholarships offered follows:

• Albion College Britton Award
• Calvin College Presidential Scholarship
• Central Michigan University Lem Tucker Journalism Scholarship
• Colorado State University Academic Scholarship
• Grand Valley State University Golf Scholarship
• Lawrence Technological University Honor Scholarship
• Michigan State University Bio-Systems Engineering Scholarship
• Michigan State University Drama Booster Scholarship
• Michigan Technological University Presidential Scholarship
• Millikin University Merit Scholarship
• Minneapolis College of Arts & Design Trustee Scholarship
• Oakland University Academic Achievement Award
• Savannah School of Visual Arts Enhanced Chairman’s Merit Award
• United States Army Scholar Athlete
• University of Dayton Dean’s Merit Scholarship
• University of Detroit Mercy Academic Scholarship
• University of Maine Dean’s Scholarship
• University of Michigan Regents Scholarship
• University of Toledo Out-of-State Honors Scholarship
• Wayne State University Dean’s Scholarship
• Youngstown State University Athletic Scholarship

“It is wonderful to see the academic, athletic, artistic and leadership successes achieved by the class of 2015. The scholarships offered to our students is a testament to the value of an Avondale education,” Dr. Jim Schwarz, Avondale superintendent, said. “On behalf of the Avondale community, I wish the entire class of 2015 all the best as they embark on their next chapter of learning, whether it be through advanced education or the workforce.”

About Avondale School District
The Avondale School District is a collaborative community of teachers, staff and families working together to assure student success. The district, encompassing portions of Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Troy and Rochester Hills, celebrates the richness of a diverse student population and strives to be a model school community that prepares students to be lifelong learners and contributing citizens to the world that awaits them upon graduation. Learn more about Avondale Schools, an AdvancED accredited district, at www.avondale.k12.mi.us.