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Early College Program: HBCU Festival - February 23, 2019

posted Jan 3, 2019, 5:13 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 5:16 AM ]

On behalf of the Early College and Career Program, we are pleased to invite you to register for the ASBC Foundation's HBCU Festival! We are happy to provide transportation, but you must register both for the festival here, and for the bus here

Everyone must register to attend the Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation's HBCU Festival (students, parents, guardians, counselors, siblings etc.) and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian, school staff member, or family member over the age of 18. Register here: https://s7.goeshow.com/asbc/annual/2019/attendee_registration.cfm

Event Timing: February 23, 2019  *Busses will depart KGHS at 7am, return 4pm
Event Address: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Contact us at: (540) 775-8603 or ccarey@kgcs.k12.va.us

For more information, visit the ASBC HBCU Festival website here: http://www.alfredstreet.org/ministries/outreach-and-missions/hbcu-festival/hbcu-festival-registration/

*Trip Sponsored by the King George Education Foundation's Education Innovation Grant
**Festival Hosted by the Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation

The festival is an annual event for high school students to learn about the opportunities offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Students and their parents will be able to speak with representatives of approximately 70 HBCUs to understand what their institutions offer academically and socially. Some of these institutions will offer on-site admissions, waive application fees, and offer financial assistance. The festival also has seminars on subjects connected to applying to and attending college, including sources of financial assistance. Vendors and External Organizations (Fraternities, Sororities, and other Service Organizations) will be present on the festival floor, along with the colleges and universities.

Come prepared for on-site interviews wearing professional attire (example: suit/tie for men, suit/dress for women)  No jeans, no sweats, no exceptions! Students should bring several copies of the following to leave with the college representative conducting the interview:

  • Official transcript in a sealed high school envelope (recommend bringing 4–6 transcripts)
  • SAT/ACT scores (unofficial printed copies acceptable)
  • Completed application for each college of interest (applications available on college/university websites – http://www.alfredstreet.org/colleges-and-universities)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay (writing sample)
  • Most recent report card
  • Unofficial transcript (student’s copy)
  • High school resume