A record $2.6 million in college scholarships and 1,162 college admissions were delivered to students who attended the School District of Palm Beach County’s Historically Black College/University and Hispanic Serving Institution Recruitment Tour.
There were 1,142 students from all of the district’s high schools attending the two-day recruitment tour at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Jan. 13 and Jan. 14. Transportation was provided to the convention center for the recruitment tour, which also included an evening event that allowed parents, guardians and community members to learn more about the opportunities available at these institutions.
“We are extremely proud that so many students attended the tour and walked away with college admissions and scholarship money,” said Eunice Greenfield, the district’s high school counseling program planner who helped organize the tour.
Twelve colleges and universities sent recruiters and financial aid representatives to the tour. Students came with their high school transcripts, and many walked away with admissions and scholarship offers.
There are 106 historically black colleges and universities in the United States, including public and private institutions. Hispanic-serving institutions are colleges and universities where total Hispanic enrollment is at least 25 percent of the institution’s total enrollment.