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 Scholarships, Opportunities Available at Black College Expo

High School juniors and seniors across San Diego County have the chance to connect with representatives from about two dozen historically black colleges at the Black College Expo on Jan. 29 in San Diego. 

The event is being organized by the National College Resources Foundation in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education to bring opportunities for students in the region.

The expo will be from noon to 6 p.m. at the MLK Center at Bayview Baptist Church at 6134 Pastor Timothy J. Winters St. in San Diego. It features on-the-spot college admissions and scholarships as well as informational seminars for students and parents. Students are welcome to visit with their schools or with their parents during this time.

Representatives from historically black colleges and universities and other two- and four-year postsecondary options are expected to be at the expo to consult with students about their higher-education options. There will also be internship, career, and vocational education opportunities.

"Our mission is to make sure students are prepared for the next stage of life after leaving our schools," said Dr. Paul Gothold, county superintendent of schools. "The Black College Expo is a unique opportunity for us to connect young people with options that could unlock their future success."

Students should bring at least 10 copies of their academic transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. 

The Black College Expo was developed nearly 20 years ago to help empower underrepresented students, demystify the college admissions process, and promote equal access to higher education by providing positive guidance and pathways. The event seeks to educate all students about historically black colleges and universities.

For more information about the Black College Expo or to register, visit thecollegeexpo.org.