Announcing the 2014 MCPS HBCU College Fair!
Greetings College and University Representatives:
I am delighted to invite you to participate in the 5th annual MCPS HBCU College Fair. This year’s event will take place at Richard Montgomery High School on the evening of Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The Fair is sponsored by the Washington Inter Alumni Council of the UNCF, Montgomery County Public Schools (“MCPS”), and the Montgomery County Branch of the NAACP.
We invite you to participate by:
on-the-spot admission interviews
· setting up a table to discuss and distribute recruitment information: brochures, entry applications, and scholarship applications.
We request that you waive
application fees for students who are interviewed for admission on-the-
spot. More than 1,000 students and parents from Montgomery County, Maryland
are anticipated to attend. There will be a reception from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, prior
to the start of the Fair, for college representatives and high school
Tentative Fair Schedule for College Representatives:
All MCPS high school students will
be invited to participate in the Fair. Their parents also will be invited and
encouraged to attend. Admission will be free.
About Montgomery County Public Schools:
MCPS is the sixteenth largest school district in the nation. African Americans comprise 23 percent of the students, 23 percent are Hispanic, 16 percent Asian American, and 38 percent white. In 2009, MCPS African American students took 2,877 AP exams. Nearly 48 percent of those exams scored a 3 or better, significantly higher than the percentage in the nation (25.2 percent). In 2009. MCPS Hispanic students took 2,789 AP exams. More than 55 percent of those exams scored a three or better, which is higher than the percentage in the nation (41.3%).
What we will provide:
The HBCU College Fair will be hosted at Richard Montgomery High School. On-the-spot admissions interviews will be held in classrooms. For each university in attendance, we will provide:
For participating colleges and universities, a $100 fee covers participation in both the MCPS HBCU College Fair from 6:00-8:00 PM and the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Black College Career Day from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
Once you register on line, we will e-mail an information package to you. This package will include details that will make your time in Montgomery County more pleasant.
Check-In and Set-Up:
1. Set up begins any time after 3:30 pm.
2. College Representative will enter through the University Avenue entrance to Richard Montgomery High School.
3. You will receive your table assignment at the Fair entrance. Please be sure to check in.
4. Tables will be located along the walls of the first floor. Each table is a six-foot table with approximately one foot on either side.
5. There will not be electrical outlets available and we cannot provide audiovisual equipment.
will be held from 4:00-5:30 PM. The goal of this reception is to
provide a forum for College Representatives to meet wh Career Center and
To register your college for the fair, please complete the HBCU College Rep Registration Form below.
For additional information about the MCPS HBCU College Fair, please do not hesitate to contact Henry M. Thompson at (H) 301-839-5484, (C) 301-910-2612, or lookuphmt@aol; or Dr. James Distler, K - 12 Counselor Specialist at 301-230-5465, or James_A_Distler@mcpsmd.org. Once your completed registration is received, a confirmation will be sent to your email address.
A final note:
We look forward to your participation in the 5th annual MCPS HBCU College Fair. We know that your participation will have a positive impact on the students who attend. If we have missed someone whom you believe would be interested in attending this Fair, please feel free to direct him or her to this website at hbcucf.mbhs.edu/. We welcome new participants, and hope to see lots of returning faces as well. Thanks for your interest in MCPS HBCU College Fair and the students of MCPS. I hope that you are able to attend, and that your time at the MCPS HBCU College Fair will be wonderful!
Washington Inter Alumni Council of the UNCF