More than 400 high school juniors and seniors across San Diego County connected with representatives from historically black colleges and universities at the Fourth Annual San Diego Black College Expo virtual college fair on Feb. 18.
There were more than $1 million in scholarships awarded and more than 125 students admitted to colleges during the online event.
The free event was 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.
Representatives from about 50 historically black colleges and universities consulted with students about their higher-education options. Students also had the opportunity to get help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The Black College Expo was developed more than 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.