HBCU College Fair
The Indianapolis Black Alumni Council (IBAC) hosted the 36th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School on Thursday. Over 3,000 students and family members joined together to meet representatives from more than 65 HBCU’s to learn about the enrollment and scholarship opportunities each has to offer.
Rich in tradition and history, HBCU’s are known for building confidence and fostering success through dedicated instructors, peer mentors and a supportive group of peers who share similar backgrounds and cultural experiences. With each school bursting with heritage and pride, students in attendance will be exposed to the many diverse areas the world has to offer; allowing them to step outside of the comfort zone they call home. It’s important to show students the various options available to them. Without an HBCU within the state of Indiana, this college fair will “open the students’ minds to new and culturally different educational opportunities,” says recruiters from Elizabeth City State University.
For many, college is in the distant future; students (sophomores and juniors) should start thinking action now. By attending a college fair you can browse through the many different options with little pressure to commit. It’s an excellent time to learn about entrance requirements and other pertinent information to kick start your journey. Seniors of Crispus Attucks are feeling the pressure as they go through the motions of their final year in high school and start finalizing decisions about their futures. As part of the Circle City Classic festivities, the Crispus Attucks marching band performed in the parade and Indianapolis high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher were given a chance at a scholarship through the Scholarship Opportunity Network initiative.
We look forward to a continued partnership with the IBAC, students interested in attending an HBCU can view a full list here.