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Through Thursday Halifax County Schools is hosting its first virtual HBCU Fair.

The meetings held via Zoom begin at 3 p.m. and will be divided into 45-minute increments.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the different academic programs and scholarship opportunities offered at a variety of Historically Black College and Universities. College admissions recruiters will be on hand to answer student questions.

“We realize students are not able to visit college campuses or attend college recruitment activities at their school as they have in the past,” said LaVonne McClain, director of student information and accountability. “We are offering students and their parents the opportunity to meet with college recruiters to begin planning for their lives beyond high school.”

The following HBCUs will be represented:

Delaware State University

Winston--Salem State University

Norfolk State University

Virginia State University

Fayetteville State University

NC A&T State University

Elizabeth City State University

Johnson C. Smith University

St. Augustine's University

Livingstone College

NC Central University

Halifax County Schools is also partnering with Halifax Community College Career Coach Laura Zollicoffer to offer students support in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

“We have learned that during this pandemic we have to be innovative,” said Superintendent Eric Cunningham. “Hosting a HBCU fair will hopefully alleviate the stress on students and parents that preparing for college can bring. There are long-term benefits to bringing these experiences online, too. Students can easily explore in and out-of-state options without needing to travel, while colleges are able to expand their reach.”   

This initiative is being offered to all high school students in the Northeast region and surrounding areas. 

Students interested in attending the HBCU Fair can register online at this link or visit the Halifax County Schools website at this link