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The Bob Beamon Organization for Youth (BBOY), a non-profit youth leadership program, wants to be part of making history in South Florida. Funds for education are shrinking every year. Free scholarships to attend college is one way to make a difference and the Infinite Scholars Program (ISP), St. Louis, Missouri is providing funding in 19 venues around the country. With over fifty colleges, universities, and the military participating in the two local fairs to help high school students fulfill their career choice and become productive citizens.

A collaborative between The Bob Beamon Organization for Youth (BBOY), The Infinite Scholars Program and many other sponsors will assist with awarding full and/or partial scholarships FREE to High School Seniors during the 2nd Annual College Scholarship Fair.

This year Broward County has been added to host a Scholarship Fair along with Miami-Dade County. The first, on Friday, November 6, 2009, at the African American Research Library, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale from 1:00 PM 5:00 PM; and on Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22 Avenue.

The mission of the ISP is to aid financially at-risk students in their search for scholarships by hosting scholarship fairs. The ISP scholarship fair is similar to a regular college fair with the goal of having participating colleges/institutions admit students to college and physically award scholarships on site.

"Last year's event was a big success and during these turbulent economic times the scholarship fair is an opportunity for students and their family's to take advantage of the ISP's FREE college scholarship initiative at no charge to assist students seeking a higher education," states Bob Beamon, 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist and record holder of the Long Jump for 41 years.

What: Second Annual College Scholarship Fair - Offering full and/or partial scholarships to all high school seniors in Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools. Students should register ahead of time at and must bring: (1) Official ACT and/or SAT scores (2) Official School Transcript (3) Resume (4) Two letters of recommendation as to why the student should receive a scholarship.

Who: The Infinite Scholars Program; Bob Beamon Organization for Youth; Nelly's 4Sho4kids; Bill Cosby's You Can Go! Program; 100 Black Men; Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Dept.; and Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT).

Venues: Friday, November 6, 2009, between 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, African American Research Library, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and on Saturday, November 7, 2009 between 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22 Avenue, Miami, Florida


Bob Beamon: 1-305-731-4129

Laura Dorsey, VP, (ISP): 1-407-719-0225

Sherry Reece: 1-954-658-2197

For more information please visit or call either of the contact liaisons above. In addition, students should pre-register online at



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