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17th Annual Black College Expo Tour Returns
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 20, 2016

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National College Resources Foundation’s 17th Annual Black College Expo Tour returns to Los Angeles Saturday February 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Black College Expo will team up with Los Angeles Radio Stations and celebrities, and visit several schools and colleges to help students gain access to college and career opportunities. Black College Expo has partnered with several corporate companies like Intel, Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Time Warner, Unified Grocers, Emma Bowen Foundation, Edison International, The Gas Co, Union Bank, Peace Corps, U.S. Marine Corps, US Army, and other organizations to create a College Student Career & Resource Center to help high students and college students not only gain access to college, but gain access to internships and careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and other fields. With the shortage of minority engineers, especially African Americans and women, Black College Expo will feature a Career Center Pavilion at all the expos, and it will provide a talent pool for companies seeking diverse students majoring in STEAM related disciplines. It will also serve as a hub for students looking for internships and career opportunities. And to bring excitement and financial resources Black College Expo will be giving away book scholarships every hour in addition to the over $15,000 in scholarships given away expo day.

Close to 100 colleges and educational programs will be on site to recruit students to attend their colleges. Some colleges will even offer on-the-spot acceptance, waived college application fees, and give away scholarships on the spot, and band scholarships up to $80,000 on the spot! National College Resources Foundation is a full service outreach program working with students daily providing intervention, mentoring, and college and career planning. For 17 years NCRF/BCE have assisted over 400,000 students with access to college and have given away over $500,000 in scholarships. Through college partnerships and financial assistance programs NCRF has helped students secure over 70 million in scholarships. After Los Angeles, the BCE tour will visit Oakland, Houston, DC/Maryland, and New York. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the corporate offices, 909-396-0151 or visit the website www.thecollegeexpo.org.

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