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Black College Expo Returns to San Diego Jan. 26

Black College Expo Returns to San Diego Jan. 26

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 2023 Black College Expo Jan. 26.

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 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego.

The expo will include representatives from more than 20 historically black colleges and universities. Students can learn more about postsecondary options while possibly getting a scholarship or on-the-spot college 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. 16, 2023 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. NCRF has helped over 500,000 students get into college, and helped students connect with over 1 billion dollars in scholarships and grants.

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