(AP) Vanderbilt University has earned $11,086,534 in scholarships from the federal government for the 2017-18 academic year, the university announced Monday.
The university’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships says the average scholarship award for the academic year was $9,834.
The average amount of money that went to scholarships was $6,721,852.
The total amount of scholarships awarded was $11 million.
The program is available to eligible high school students from high-income families.
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The Tennessee-Vanderbilt University Association announced the total scholarships in its news release.
The awards were awarded in two parts.
The first, a $3,945,500 scholarship, was awarded to a student from a low-income family.
The second, a scholarship of $2,500, is for a student with disabilities.
The scholarships were first announced by the U.S. Department of Education in March.
Vanderbilt officials said the awards, which have been awarded since January, were not based on race, ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic status.
The school is in the midst of an enrollment boom, and it’s the first university in the state to enroll nearly 10,000 students in the fall semester.