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

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.