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MCPS Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair


This free in-person event is held at The Universities at Shady Grove will provide students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 50 HBCUs. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more. The event will also feature a college preparation workshop for middle school students and parents, a discussion on college life, FAFSA completion assistance, scholarship information and more. This event is co-sponsored by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Montgomery County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


Please check out our media coverage from this year's HBCU Fair

Hundreds of MCPS Students Pick Up Tips on College at HBCU Fair-MoCo Show

HBCU Fair FOX5 interview

Register  Please check at a later date for 2025 HBCU Fair Registration

For more information, please contact the College and Career Coordinator at your school or Dr. Karen Crews, Director, Student Well-Being and Achievement at or 240-740-3952.

ImportantMCPS Administrators & Staff: Volunteers Needed!

Please register to volunteer at our 16th annual HBCU Fair and help support our students! Volunteers are needed to help monitor the breakout rooms and virtual workshop sessions. If you are interested, please contact Hope McGuire at (for MCPS administrators and staff only) or sign-up at the link here.

Volunteers help ensure a successful experience for all! Thank you!


Want to know more about the HBCU Fair? Bobby Gailes' interviewed Dr. Karen Crews, Director of Student Well-Being and Achievement, on WHUR 96.3 about the fair and events. Listen here.


By the Numbers



Hear from HBCU Alumni

Brian and Cicily Randolph proudly discuss their experiences and fond memories of attending Bowie State University and Tuskegee University.

Listen to Hannah Randolph share her experience as a recent graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, including financial aid advice, the importance of communication, and the benefits of joining college organizations.

Hear what colleges are saying about the HBCU Fair

A welcome message from Ebone Dorman, Admissions Counselor at University of Maryland Eastern Shore