Tennessee State, Florida A&M, Tuskegee, and Grambling State are only a handful of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) traveling to Memphis in March to recruit local high school students.
From March 3rd through the 6th, representatives from 25 HBCUs within the Southern region will meet with Shelby County Schools (SCS) juniors and seniors during a four-day mobile college fair. The HBCU Awareness Foundation, along with SchoolSeed, is presenting the fair.
Ten high schools are being targeted for the fair. Students who are interested in post-secondary education will have the chance to meet with various HBCUs and potentially be admitted on-site to their institution.
Traditional college fairs require students to travel to a particular venue to receive assistance from college representatives. But with the mobile tour, students will enjoy the comfort of HBCUs coming to them.
Things will kick off on March 3rd at both Central and Booker T. Washington. Students will get a chance to sit down and talk with HBCU representatives about college, share any questions or concerns, have their transcript reviewed, and be potentially recruited.