OSUIT Hosts Infinite Scholars Program

OSUIT Hosts Infinite Scholars Program

Sara Plummer

Register for Infinite Scholars
Students can register in advance or at the door. To preregister, email Nate Todd at nate.todd@okstate.edu or call 918-293-5296. For more on the Infinite Scholars Program, go to infinitescholars.blogspot.com.

OSU Institute of Technology is bringing the Infinite Scholars Program to Oklahoma. For the very first time, high school students in the state will have access to scholarships and financial aid that was previously unavailable to them.

Infinite Scholars, started by rapper and musical artist Nelly, is a nationwide program aimed at providing low-income, minority, or first-generation college bound students with resources and guidance needed to be successful at a college or university.

For some who attend one of the Scholarship Fairs across the country, that translates to financial resources as well. Many of the institutions that are represented at the fair will offer on-the-spot scholarships and tuition waivers to qualified students.

“Students will meet with representatives from top-notch schools from around the country,” said Ina Agnew, Vice President of Student Services at OSU Institute of Technology. “Some universities, including OSUIT, offer on-the-spot admission and scholarships.”

The Scholarship Fair hosted by OSUIT is Saturday Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon in Tulsa at the Spirit Bank Event Center, 104401 S. Regal Blvd.

Fifty colleges and universities from across the country that were invited by the Infinite Scholars organization to participate will be on-hand at the fair.  There are no additional booth spaces.

The event is open to all students, but aimed primarily at juniors and seniors in high school, as well as parents and family who wish to attend workshops on available scholarships and financial aid and learn how to apply.

Students are encouraged to bring a resume, essay or a personal statement, and an unofficial transcript. Those attending should also dress appropriately and professionally. That means no jeans, shorts, tank tops, cut-offs or flip-flops, according to Agnew.

“This is an incredible opportunity for these students, not to be taken lightly,” she added. “For most, this will be a life-changing moment. Inappropriate dress will reflect negatively.”