MCPS Students Earn Over $7 Million In Scholarships Ahead of 16th Annual HBCU Fair

Courtesy MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students earned more than $7 million in scholarships during fall regional on-the-spot admissions events held at various high schools ahead of the 16th Annual HBCU Fair. A total of 370 students participated in 590 interviews with college representatives resulting in 533 acceptances.

Per MCPS: More than 2,000 students, parents and community members are registered to attend this year’s fair on Friday, Feb. 16 at The Universities at Shady Grove. The free, in-person event will provide students in Grades 8-12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 30 HBCUs and 20 organizations. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more.

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities have such an important and valuable role in our society,” said Dr. Karen Crews, MCPS Director of Student Well-being and Achievements. “We want to ensure that MCPS students are not only exposed to HBCUs, but have the opportunity to engage with representatives and hear from alumni to explore the various opportunities available to them.”

The event will also feature a college preparation workshop for middle school students and parents, a discussion on college life, FAFSA completion assistance, scholarship information and more. This event is co-sponsored by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Montgomery County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

All students and parents/guardians must register to attend.

What: 16th Annual MCPS HBCU Fair
When: Friday, Feb. 16, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850
Who: Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County-NAACP, The Pearls of Hope Community Foundation, Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, and more.

Recent Stories

Montgomery Parks has announced a public scoping meeting hosted by The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) about the Little Falls Parkway Improvements project. The meeting will take place online from…

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce in the commission of a murder-for-hire plot. According to the Department of Justice, the plot involved killing two Maryland…

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a virtual public hearing to discuss the possible disposition of 1200 Spring Street (Public Parking Lot 2) on Thursday, March 14,…

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), widespread 45-55 mph winds were observed between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, with localized higher gusts of 65-70 mph across the higher ridges…

AC Milan Soccer Camp at Maryland Soccerplex

AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.

March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm

Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit

×

Subscribe to our mailing list