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12th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair

See you next year!

This free event provided students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 60 HBCUs. Representatives shared information and answered questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more. 

Many HBCU representatives held on-site interviews with 12th grade students. During the interviews, students could potentially receive application fee waivers, scholarship awards and on-site admission. 

Learn how to prepare for common interview questions and what questions you should ask the HBCU representatives. For more information, contact the College and Career Coordinator at your school.

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Over 1,500 students and families attended the 12th Annual HBCU College Fair!

We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended the fair and helped make it a successful, worthwhile event. We appreciate the college representatives and community organizations for meeting with our students, the volunteers who helped keep the fair running smoothly, and The Universities at Shady Grove for their continued support.



Getting the word out with WPGC and WHUR DJs!

Dr. Crews and Guy Lambert

With Guy Lambert of WPGC


With Bobby Gailes of WHUR

Learn more about the success of past fairs.

For more information, contact Ms. Lindsay Cao, Secondary Counseling Specialist, at 240-740-5637.

Registration is now closed.

HBCU Registration for Students and Parents/Guardians

All students and parents/guardians must register to attend.

 REGISTER HERE if you are an MCPS senior participating in on-the-spot interviews:

Registration is completed in Naviance. Students MUST contact their CCIC to discuss interview requirements.



  • You are a student in grades 8-11
  • You are a parent/guardian
  • You are a non-MCPS student or parent/guardian
  • You are an MCPS senior who is attending the Fair

REGISTER HERE if you are an Admissions Officer, Alumni Representative or a Community Organization

Location and Times

Friday, January 24, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On-the-Spot Interviews
3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Universities at Shady Grove
Building 2
9640 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

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Volunteers Needed

Register to volunteer at our 12th annual HBCU Fair and help support our students!
Available opportunities include:

• Assistance with set-up and check-in
• Monitoring rooms and hallways
• Assistance with workshop or Naviance data entry

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