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RCSD, UNCF, and City of Rochester Host 5th Annual HBCU College Fair

HBCU College Fair

The Rochester City School District was proud to partner with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the City of Rochester to present the 5th annual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) College Fair on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. 


This event was free and open to 11th and 12th grade students from the Greater Rochester area.  Each year the Rochester HBCU College Fair grows in student participation due to the large HBCU representation, on site-admissions, and the awarding of on-site scholarships. 


In 2018, 1,500 students were in attendance, 28 HBCU’s were represented, 308 students were admitted on-site, and $2.5-million-dollars in scholarships were awarded on-site. 


Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Dr. Cecilia Golden delivered a powerful message to students at the College Fair and said, “You have an opportunity to prove your worth.  You have an opportunity to give back to this community, this state, and this country.  In this room are the future engineers, architects, astronauts, educators, medical doctors, mayors, Congressmen, and President of the United States.  But it depends on you!”


The District would like to thank the UNCF and its member colleges and universities that have played an important role over the years in making the dream of college come true for thousands of young people.