Metro Tech and OSU-OKC award inaugural Dr. Dennis Portis III Scholarship

Metro Technology Centers and OSU-OKC recently awarded the inaugural Dr. Dennis Portis III Scholarship to Metro Tech graduate Nestor Bravo, who will attend OSU-OKC in the fall of 2018. The $1,000 OSU-OKC tuition waiver will be distributed in $500 increments during the fall and spring semesters.

Teresa Francisco, Metro Tech college connection coordinator, said the scholarship honors a man who inspired students to reach for success.

“Dr. Portis had a great impact on the students he served, and was a man of excellence in character and integrity. He displayed great love for his family, students, career and community and his legacy lives on through this scholarship,” Ms. Francisco said.

OSU-OKC President Dr. Brad Williams said the partnership between Metro Tech and OSU-OKC creates a pathway for continued student success.

“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Metro Tech and honored to offer a scholarship that memorializes the extraordinary work and life of Dr. Portis. This partnership creates a pathway to college and a bright future for hundreds of students that Dr. Portis dedicated his life and career to helping succeed,” he said.

For more information, please contact Teresa Francisco at Teresa.francisco@metrotech.edu

Metro Tech is an Oklahoma technology school that offers free tuition to Oklahoma City Public Schools, Crooked Oak Public Schools and Millwood Public Schools students. Full-time and part-time training is offered for adult students, as well as customized Business & Industry training. For more information (405) 424-TECH.  

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