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Black College Expo Returns to San Diego Feb. 8

Black College Expo Returns to San Diego Feb. 8

High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to connect with historically black colleges and universities with potential for on-the-spot college scholarships and acceptances awarded to qualifying students at the 2024 Black College Expo Feb. 8.

Students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend the expo, hosted by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) in partnership with the National College Resources Foundation, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego.

The expo will include representatives from 20 historically black colleges and universities. Students can learn more about postsecondary options, scholarships, and admission. There will also be seminars on financial aid and other helpful topics.
“Our mission is to make sure every child gets what they need and deserve and this expo helps fulfill that mission,“ said Dr. Paul Gothold, San Diego County superintendent of schools. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for our students to be able to access these resources all in one place.”

High school students, families, and education professionals can register for free. Scholarships are available with the deadline of Jan. 29 to apply. Interested students must submit an essay of 500 words or less about “Why is a college education important to me.”

The Black College Expo was developed more than 20 years ago to empower underrepresented students and help them with access to higher education. National College Resources Foundation has helped more than 500,000 students get into college, and helped students connect with over $1 billion in scholarships and grants.


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