Last week, Dallas ISD students received approximately $547,000 in scholarships at a unique college fair held at Ellis Davis Field House.
Infinite Scholars, a non-profit, hosted the event that brought nearly 300 Dallas ISD students. Unlike a traditional college fair, colleges at the event awarded scholarships to students on the spot.
“I thought the event was very successful,” said Dr. Sylvia Lopez, Dallas ISD director of counseling services. “Our students did a great job.”
At the event, Dallas ISD students dressed professionally and brought copies of their transcripts and resumes. Approximately 50 colleges were in attendance, and each college was able to either grant acceptance into their school, award a scholarship, or both, to qualified students. Scholarships awarded to Dallas ISD students at the event ranged from $2,000 to a four-year full ride.
Lopez said the district plans to host an Infinite Scholars college fair again next year.