College Fair coming to Wilmington soon

September 19, 2018 by  

Last year, Wilmington proclaimed September as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Month in the city, and is celebrating the occasion again now.

As part of the festivities, Wilmington is holding a College Fair, an event where students can meet with representatives of HBCU institutions, some of which will accept students immediately.

Matthew Meyer, the New Castle County Executive, applauded Wilmington for creating HBCU Week, and said he and members of his staff want to promote awareness of HBCUs among local students because they serve two important purposes; first, they graduate excellent scholars, and second, they enable sometimes-overlooked population segments to obtain an education that helps make all society fairer. He hopes to see more young people in the county go to the Fair, and have a chance at an HBCU education.

The 16 HBCU schools planning to attend the fair will accept some students that day, while scholarships may be offered to others. Hundreds of students are expected to attend, and organizers of events like this can use poster printing to help students find representatives of the school they wish to contact.

The College Fair takes place from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm this Friday, September 21, at the Chase Center. At total of 16 HBCU colleges and universities will be present, including Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, Spelman College, Lincoln University, and Delaware State University.