Detroit Scholarship Fair: Local Groups Helping Students Afford Higher Education Costs
Non-profit organizations BDYM and The Infinite Scholars Program are sponsoring the Scholarship and Resource Fair at Cobo Hall on Sept 24 to help students more easily afford increasing costs of college.
Scholarships are a great way to reduce those costs, if not eliminate them altogether. On September 24, non-profit organizations the Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM) and The Infinite Scholars Program are teaming together to host a Scholarship and Resource Fair at Cobo Hall in the Ambassador Room. There is no cost for this event, and it will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"We're proud to bring this fair to Detroit because we want to celebrate the hard work of our high schools students. This is a perfect opportunity to help them engage recruiters from across the country so they can achieve the bright futures they deserve," says BDYM co-director Rae Glover. She adds, "I also want to make sure students across Southeastern Michigan take advantage of the great opportunities this fair offers them."
Admissions representatives from many different schools will attend the event. Plus, other scholarship granting agencies are likely to be at the event.
The Scholarship Fair event began in 2009.
BDYM co-director Harlan “Jay” Bivens shared, “Many people think that they are too young to get scholarships, but we’ve seen people in the 9th or 10th grade get scholarships—on the spot!”
To increase chances of success at the event, the sponsoring groups suggest each attending student bring the following things with them:
• Copy of your SAT/ACT scores
• Multiple Copies of your Transcript
• 2 Letters of Recommendation
• Typed Resume
• Completed Essay answering "Why I want to go to college"
To register for this event, visit http://www.mohela.com/infinitescholar.
To get more information about this event, call Harlan Bivens at (313) 350-0697.
About Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM): The Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM) is a non-profit coalition of positive-minded individuals and groups who are committed to working together with communities, parents, schools and students to improve the quality of life and learning for Detroit’s children.
Citizen volunteerism, and youth engagement and participation are key components of the BDYM. The group believes by fostering higher levels of communication, cooperation and collaboration amongst citizens and communities, they can seek out areas where they can better work together. They will achieve greater success with and for Detroit’s young generation. For more information, visit http://www.BetterDetroitYouth.org.
About The Infinite Scholars Program: It is the overall mission of Infinite Scholars Program, Inc. to provide low income and first generation high school students with the resources and guidance that is necessary for them to successfully further their education at accredited institutions of higher learning. For more information, visit http://www.InfiniteScholar.org.
Better Detroit Youth Movement
Harlan "Jay" Bivens
Tel: (313) 350-0697
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