12th annual Infinite Scholars College Admission/Scholarship Fair Oct. 6
10/4/2018, 6 a.m.
Hundreds of high school students will head to Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, seeking to enroll in colleges and receive offers of financial support from nearly 50 places of higher learning.
The event: The 12th Annual Infinite Scholars College Admission/Scholarship Fair sponsored by the Delta House Foundation of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Anna Gee, chair of the Richmond Infinite Scholars committee, said the event is open to all students and their parents. She said admissions officials from the participating schools are prepared to offer enrollment and scholarship packages.
Participating schools range from Alabama A&M University to Fayetteville State and Wheeling Jesuit universities.
Also on the list are at least 17 of Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities, from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College to Hampton, Virginia State, Virginia Union and Virginia Tech universities and the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia.
Students should bring multiple copies of their transcripts, ACT/SAT test scores and letters of recommendation to present to college admissions officials, along with copies of their résumé and an essay on “Why I Want to Attend College.”
The sorority reported that the 2017 event attracted a record 925 students, who were awarded an average of $18,800 in scholarships. In all, participating schools provided $17.4 million in scholarships to attendees, the most since the Richmond chapter launched the event in 2007.
During the past eight years, participating college-bound students have been offered about $66 million in scholarships.