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13th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair

See you next year!

This free virtual 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. The event also featured a college preparation workshop for middle school students and parents, a discussion on college life, FAFSA completion assistance, scholarship information and more.

Many HBCU representatives held virtual interviews with 12th grade students. During the interviews, students can 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 to help maximize your chances of acceptance.

MCPS HBCU Fair Flyer

HBCU Registration for Students and Parents/Guardians

Registration has closed for the 2021 HBCU Fair

All students and parents/guardians must register to attend.

Friday, February 12, 2021 – On-the-Spot-Interviews 9:00 am–4:00 pm (high school seniors only)

REGISTER HERE if you are an MCPS senior. Registration is completed in Naviance.

All non-MCPS high school seniors must register for On-the-Spot-Interviews. Go to College Information for Non-MCPS Seniors for the link to register.

Saturday, February 13, 2021 – Includes a variety of workshops from 10:00 am–2:00 pm.


  • You are a student in grades 6-11
  • You are a parent/guardian
  • You are a non-MCPS student or parent/guardian
  • You are a College or University Representative
  • You are an organization

HBCU Fair Events

Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 6:30–8:00 pm

Join the Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators (MCABSE) online event to learn about the history of HBCUs, what a typical day is like on campus, and participate in a Q&A panel discussion. Event flyer | To register for the event:

To learn more, listen to Bobby Gailes' interview with Dr. Karen Crews, Director of Student Well-Being and Achievement, on WHUR 96.3.
Listen here

For more information, please contact:

We look forward to greeting you virtually!

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


Learn more about the success of past fairs.