This scholarship is available to high school seniors at Metro Technology Centers enrolled in the Pre-Engineering or Biomedical paths of the Metro STEM Academy and scheduled to complete in May of the current year. The Dr. Dennis L. Portis III scholarship was founded in 2018 by his family and is maintained by regular donations from his wife, as well as the Metro Technology Centers employees. Dr. Dennis L. Portis III served as Metro Tech’s Associate Superintendent of Instruction prior to his untimely death in May 2016. He was a man of excellence in character, integrity, friendship, a forward-thinker and a man of great passion and honor. He always exuberated deep love for his family, students, career, friends and the Metro Tech Community. One scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded annually. Applications are accepted starting in February. Notice is made in April.