May 31, 2017

George Washington Community High School will be one of 114 local high schools to receive the inaugural FAFSA Completion Award

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education and INvestEd launched the awards to recognize the Top 100 outstanding Indiana schools that had 60 percent or more of their seniors file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on time during the 2017-2018 FAFSA year.
George Washington and the other local schools will be honored during the Indiana FAFSA Awards Ceremony and Reception in the Indiana State House at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. 
students at George Washington are so grateful to our tremendous student
services team and our Community Partners for their support with this year’s
FAFSA completion that put GW among the top 100 schools in the state,” said George Washington Community High School Principal Emily Butler. “We
received great support from integral community partners including La Plaza, the
Urban League, Goodwill’s JAG program, the Mary Rigg Center and staff from
IDOE’s Center for Higher Education.  The entire Washington school
community has worked incredibly hard to create a culture of college-going over
the last few years and we are grateful for the state’s recognition.” 
 “We are encouraged to see more Hoosier students are taking advantage of this important opportunity
to increase college affordability,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “The
FAFSA deadline is especially critical for our 21st Century Scholars, and we’re gratified that local schools
and community partners are coming together to help keep their students on track for success.”