HBCU College Fair


 Scholarships and Admissions for City Scholars

The 2018 HBCU College Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center (map).

Each fall,  City Councilmember and Chair of the Public Safety, Youth and Recreation Committee Adam C. McFadden and Mayor Lovely A. Warren are proud to host the Annual Historically Black College and University (HBCU) College Fair.

Students at HBCU College Fair

One of the goals of the HBCU College Fair is to increase awareness about collegiate opportunities among city youth with a special focus placed on HBCUs. The conference is open to the public and city youth are encouraged to attend; each year attendance has continued to grow with over 1,200 youth attending the event last year.  

This college fair provides students the opportunity to interact with colleges and universities from around the country, some of which will have on-site admittance and scholarships available for students who attend the event. Since the HBCU College Fair was reinvigorated hundred of students have been admitted to colleges at the event and millions of dollars in scholarships have been awarded. 

The City of Rochester is joined by the United Negro College Fund, the Rochester City School District and HBCUs from around the country for this annual event.

Images from past HBCU College Fairs