Attention all scholars!

Mercer County Community College will be hosting an HBCU College Fair on November 13th, 2022 from 12-4 pm. The event will be held at 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor, NJ. Please note that masks are required to attend.

High school juniors and seniors enrolled in charter, district, or non-public high schools are invited to attend. Over 40 institutions will be present, so come ready to learn! Application fees will be waived and on-site admissions are available. Please note that an official transcript and a completed application are needed for on-site admissions. Test scores and GPA may also be used for scholarship offers.

Per the amended Higher Education Act of 1965, an HBCU is defined as “…any historically black college or university that was established before 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” These prestigious institutions continue to make an impact today, equipping graduates with the tools needed to succeed in today’s world.

According to the organizer’s website, “the Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair is a non-profit, volunteer organization that partners with community and state agencies to introduce a multitude of students, eager to learn about higher education opportunities, to college admissions representatives from the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).” The organization seeks to inform diverse students of the value of HBCUs, to provide HBCUs with a quality pool of candidates from the tri-state region, and promote programs and services that enhance the educational experience of students from underserved communities.

If you are interested in registering to attend, please visit the sign-up form here: HBCU Fair Registration. Additional details can be found here: HBCU Fair – Trenton/Central Jersey