On Oct. 10, thousands of seniors from high schools all over Michigan, poured into Shed 3 of the Eastern Market for the Infinite Scholars College-Scholarship fair.
Over 40 colleges were in attendance offering on-site admissions and scholarship grants. Some of the colleges there included local community colleges, universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the National Guard.
Since the event lasted four hours, a raffle was also hosted giving away prizes, such as remote control cars, beauty supplies, laptops and gift cards.
“Last year, over $11 million in scholarships were given out to eager students, but this year, we want to give away over $20 million in scholarships this time,” City Council President Brenda Jones said.
Along with scholarships, many students were receiving on-site admission to colleges all over America. Many students were accepted into Oakland University, Central Michigan University, University of Michigan Dearborn, Dillard University, among others.
“It was very uplifting” said CMA senior Senior Kaliah Baker, the recipient of a $12,000 scholarship to Wayne State University. “I am thankful for this opportunity and scholarship to Wayne State.”