On Thursday, January 26, 2012, a College and Scholarship Fair will be held in Birmingham, Alabama targeting high school seniors from Birmingham City Schools. The Birmingham Infinite Scholars Scholarship and Vocational Fair is a partnership between the Infinite Scholar Organization, Birmingham City Schools, Mission Birmingham Transformation Strategies, and other Corporate and Governmental entities. This Fair will introduce high school seniors to college admission professionals and experts who will help them obtain some and the scholarship money that is available every year. The goal is to provide students with the financial means, information and guidance to further their education by pursuing degrees and certifications at institutions of higher learning. The fair targets minority students but is open to all.
The fair will draw more than forty (40) colleges and universities from across Alabama and the southeast region of our country and beyond (including a number of historically black universities). Also Jefferson County Center for Workforce Development and other organizations will participate with information and opportunities for funding vocational education. Representatives of U.S. Military services also will attend.
So many college-bound students are unable to afford to go to college; this partnership will help them identify partial and four-year scholarships if they qualify. College and university admission representatives are invited to the Fair with the agreement of waiving application fees and providing admittance and scholarships on site. Students attending this event will need to bring a resume, school transcript, two to three letters of recommendation and their ACT/SAT scores.
Over 10,000 students and 4,000 parents have attended 11 annual Infinite Scholars events across the country so far with over $350,000,000.00 in scholarships awarded. Money should not be the deciding factor for a motivated student to get a degree.