Infinite Scholars College Scholarship Fair Coming to KC Feb. 25
The organizers of the Infinite Scholars Scholarship Fair want you to know there’s a difference between a college fair and a scholarship fair.
“A college fair is where you just go and pick up information. At a scholarship fair you can actually talk to college representatives, get information on scholarships and depending on where the fair is, actually be awarded a scholarship on the spot,” says Laura Dorsey, vice president of Infinite Scholars.
That’s the case for the Infinite Scholars Scholarship Fair to be held Sat., Fe. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO. There is no cost for students to attend.
Universities, colleges and trade schools will be in attendance and yes, some schools will offer academic scholarships and college acceptance offers during the fair.
Infinite Scholars is a nationally touring event and this year will bring their scholarship fairs to more than 30 cities across the country. This year they expect to reach more than 20,000 students at their scholarship fairs and history tells them nearly 80% of their participants will enter college.
Their outreach across the country benefits from the power of collaboration, with infinite scholars partnering directly with local organizations to bring the fair to a city. In Kansas City, the Infinite Scholars is partnering with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Xi Tau Omega Chapter and the office of Councilwoman Melissa Robinson.
“Graduating from college has the ability to change lives,” said Councilwoman Robinson. “These are the solutions we need to give people opportunities for growth, prosperity and economic mobility, as we work to address record crime and violence in our city.”
Infinite Scholars, is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 in St. Louis, by Thomas “T” Ousley, who taught high school English and History for 29 years. He worked on many mentoring and educational initiatives to assist low-income students to attend college.
Robinson says she’s looking for more trade, certificate providers and community colleges to host tables at the event.
For Students Interested in Attending
Students need to begin by registering online at infinitescholar.org.
Participants are encouraged to dress for the success they hope to attain at this event.
While students are not required to bring documents to the fair, sponsor representatives recommend students – especially seniors – who want the best results should bring multiple copies, not necessarily official copies of the following documents:
Unofficial High School Transcripts
Essay About Why You Want to Attend College
Two Letters of Recommendation (if available)
Most colleges will eventually require you to send official copies at a later date if you decide to consider their school. Remember to also Dress for Success.
The Infinite Scholars Program is a nonprofit organization founded in St. Louis in 2003 by Thomas “T” Ousley, who taught high school English and History for 29 years. Ousley worked on many mentoring and educational initiatives to assist low-income students to attend college. He found that too few of his students who deserved to go to college actually did not enroll because they believed they could not afford to go. As a result, Ousley began the Infinite Scholars Program to ensure that financially-disadvantaged students deserving to go to college could receive the funding they needed.