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NY Urban League to Hold HBCU Virtual Fair Nov 14th in Partnership with the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Tour

Date: Oct 12, 2020

NY Urban League to Hold HBCU Virtual Fair Nov 14th in Partnership with the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Tour

New York, NY –October 8, 2020 – The New York Urban League, NYUL, will host its 34thAnnual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair on Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. This fair is presented in partnership with the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Tour and the New York Urban League Young Professionals with sponsorship from UPS.

This year’s Fair will be presented virtually for the first time, using the platform. Students will have access to over 50 HBCU admissions representatives, alumni, and staff, along with college and scholarship resources. In addition, there will also be workshops and guest speakers with a focus on helping students gain the knowledge and tools to navigate the higher education process. For more information and to register, visit

The day will include interactive workshops on college admissions, applying for financial aid, researching scholarships, finding the right college, preparing for the first year in college, as well as meeting with HBCU representatives, some of which will provide on-site admissions, fee waivers and scholarship awards. To date, 1,513 students have been admitted on-site, 2,358 fees waived, more than $2,534,000 awarded to 489 students. Last year, more than 5,000 students participated in the 2019 Fair, with a record number of acceptances and scholarships awarded.

“We are excited to utilize technology to allow students and parents to connect with representatives from over 50 HBCU’s from the comfort of their home” said Arva Rice, President and CEO, New York Urban League. “In this time of Covid-19, virtual schooling and the re-imagining of education, providing students with access to higher education opportunities is one of the most important things we do for our children at the New York Urban League,” said Ms. Rice. “And, with the current and ongoing focus on Black Lives Matter, we know that our community has a renewed interest in HBCU and for that reason, we are thrilled to continue providing the unique opportunity to interact with college admissions officers and recruiters, ever more crucial this year,” she said.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for the best access to schools, workshops and all aspects of the fair and to give schools access to student information for on-site admissions and/or future enrollment communication. High school and community college students and their parents, community and faith-based youth groups, and college prep groups from across the tristate region will benefit from this annual college planning event.

“The New York Urban League Annual College Fair is one of the cornerstones of our educational platform to provide every student we reach with college exploration opportunities and guidance,” said Ward Corbett, Board Chair, New York Urban League.

View our video to get a feel for the Fair.

About New York Urban League

For over 100 years, the New York Urban League (NYUL) has led the way in the education, employment, and empowerment of underserved African-Americans across the five boroughs of New York City. During this time, we are proud to have inspired, influenced, and ignited over one million Black people to achieve their highest aspirations. NYUL remains a vital resource for our city’s African-Americans and other underserved groups. We invest to transform the lives of over 8,000 families each year by providing quality higher education options, economic opportunity, and community engagement.

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