This free in-person event at The Universities at Shady Grove will provide students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 50 HBCUs. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more. 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).
Many HBCU representatives will hold virtual interviews with 12th grade students. During the interviews, students can potentially receive application fee waivers, scholarship awards and on-site admission. Qualified seniors will be able to interview with HBCU admissions representatives on February 13-17, 2023, from 8:30am to 4:00pm via Zoom. Seniors should meet with College & Career Information Coordinators (CCICs) to register for interviews. School Counselors and College & Career Information Coordinators will work with students to ensure they have the necessary digital documents for their virtual interviews and will help students prepare for their interview(s). Students can start by viewing how to prepare for common interview questions and what questions they should ask the HBCU representatives to help maximize their chances of acceptance.
Registration will open on January 9, 2023 for the HBCU Fair
All students and parents/guardians must register to attend. Students may earn 3 SSL hours for attending at least 2 workshop sessions during the fair and completing an SSL Google Form that will be provided to participants after the event.
Students and parents, use the blue registration button below: REGISTER NOW! For more information, please contact the College and Career Coordinator at your school or Dr. Karen Crews, Director, Student Well-Being and Achievement at Karen_D_Crews@mcpsmd.org or 240-740-3952.