FAIRFIELD — The Infinite Scholars Program will sponsor its first West Coast college and scholarship fair at Solano Community College’s Vallejo Center.
The Infinite Scholars College & Scholarship Faire, which is geared toward high school students, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at 545 Columbus Parkway.
The schools and organizations attending are from both in and out of state and include Solano Community College, Alabama A&M, Claflin University, Saint Louis University, Tuskegee University, University of Northern Iowa, Academy of the Arts San Francisco, Morgan State University, California Maritime Academy, ITT Technical Institute, Job Corps, Heald College and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
“I’m trying to have something for everybody,” said Askari Sowonde, who is helping plan the event. She said that not everyone is interested in attending a four-year college, so the event includes a wide variety of higher education, including technical schools and the Job Corps.
Attendees need to bring copies of transcripts, SAT or ACT test scores, letters of recommendation and a 250-word essay on “why you want to go to college.” A picture should also be attached to the essay.
Colleges will have information to share about their schools and some schools will offer scholarships, according to a press release.
The mission of the Infinite Scholar Program, which is based in Missouri, is to give guidance and resources about higher education to low-income and first-generation high school students, according to its website.
More information about the sponsoring organization can be found at www.infinitescholar.com. An attempt Monday to reach DeRon Ellis, the international operations manager for the Infinite Scholars Program, for more information was not successful.
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