County Students Receive Scholarships

The School District of Palm Beach County’s annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HIS) Recruitment Tour held recently at the Palm Beach County Convention Center attracted more than 600 high school students. The most impressive aspect is that students were awarded a total of $616,224 in scholarships.

This year, the recruitment effort was expanded to include all high schools, allowing some students to even be accepted to more than one university. An impressive 620 students attended, and 823 admissions were offered. All representatives who have attended previously stated that this was the best recruitment tour ever. They were able to meet with students who they would have never been able to meet before.

Parents were able to attend their own learning sessions, obtaining first-hand knowledge from representatives and getting financial aid and FAFSA information.

“We were very excited to be able to expand the HBCU/HSI recruitment tour this year to include all high schools,” said Eunice Greenfield, high school counseling specialist.

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities include public and private, two-year and four-year institutions, medical schools and community colleges. Many of them offer doctoral programs and provide graduate degree programs at the master’s level.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions are defined as colleges, universities where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25 percent of the total enrollment.

For more information contact Greenfield (561) 434-8820 or e-mail