PHOTO COURTESY OF SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
WEST PALM BEACH — 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 Recruitment 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 Recruitment Tour.
There are 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States, including public and private two- and four-year institutions. Hispanic Serving Institutions are colleges and universities where total Hispanic enrollment is at least 25 percent of the institution’s total enrollment.
Twelve colleges and universities sent recruiters and financial aid representatives to the Recruitment Tour. Students came with their high school transcripts, and many walked away with admissions and scholarship offers.
The participating HBCUs were Bethune Cookman University of Daytona Beach; Edward Waters College of Jacksonville; Florida A&M University of Tallahassee; Florida Memorial University of Miami Gardens; Morris College of Sumpter, SC; Talladega College of Talladega, AL; Tuskeegee University of Tuskegee, AL; Shaw University of Raleigh, NC; and Spelman College of Atlanta.
The Hispanic Serving Institutions were Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton; Florida International University in Miami; Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale; Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth; and St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens.