The 11th Annual Black College Expo (BCE) hosted by the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) returns to Atlanta on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339 inviting all students to participate.
Students will save hundreds of dollars immediately, because many colleges will be waiving application fees this day. This event will bring a vast array of education opportunities for high school students and college transfer students, and even career opportunities for college students and graduates. Students will have opportunities to meet one on one with college recruiters, get college application fees waived, and get accepted to a college on the spot! Some colleges will offer scholarships valued up to $140,000. To get accepted and to receive scholarships, 11th, 12th graders and college transfer students must bring their official transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to be reviewed by college admissions recruiters to hear the exciting news…
”Congratulations! Youʼre Accepted!”. For students with a musical talent, top Band Directors will be auditioning musicians and singers for band scholarships too! “We are aggressively looking for students to join our band,” says University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Band Director John Graham.
This is National College Resources Foundation season, as they will host Black College Expos across the country, which started January 24, 2015 in OAKLAND, January 31, 2015 in LOS ANGELES, February 28, 2015 in HOUSTON, March 14, 2015 in DC/MARYLAND, and on March 28, 2015 here in ATLANTA, and New York in the fall.
Students have a chance to join the wave of history makers who have attended or are attending college as a result of their participation in the previous BCE events over the past 16 years. Former alumni of BCE are executives at major companies, published authors, entertainers and business owners. History will continue be written as thousands of students get accepted over the next few months at these historical events.
Students have the opportunity to win over $11,000 in scholarships by entering the NCRF, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and Greg Streetʼs Need2Read Scholarship contest. Greg Streetʼs Need2Read $1,000 scholarship will be giving away on the spot, and encourages students to read books. Students must show their library card to enter.
For the student athlete, Black College Expo will host a seminar titled “The 411 for the Student Athlete”, in addition to seminars on “Booming Careers”, Surviving Your 1st Year of College and How to Better Your Grades in English Through Hip Hop: hosted by Veteran Hip Hop Artist “YoYo.”
There will be an after show, featuring a scholarship presentation and Step Show, featuring special performances by surprise celebrity guests. NCRFʼs mission is to help underserved and underrepresented students with access to college, careers and beyond. This yearʼs Expo will feature a Career Center where students, college students and graduates can meet one on one with companies for internships and careers, with the Peace Corps presenting a seminar on their paid volunteer opportunities in other countries. This yearʼs sponsors includes Toyota, MetroPCS, Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Peace Corps.
Tickets are $10.00, $8.00 (online) and $7.00 (groups of 15 or more). For more information, visit our website at www.thecollegeexpo.org or call NCRF corporate office at 909- 396-0151.