More Than $8M in College Scholarships Offered at HBCU/HSI Event This Week

Group of students in graduation caps and gowns.The numbers are in, and the amount of scholarships and number of college admissions offered at the District’s annual Historically Black College-University and Hispanic Serving Institution (HBCU/HSI) Recruitment Tour has once again shattered previous records.

Representatives from more than 20 colleges met with 883 students during the two-day event where 1,384 college admissions and $8,023,250 in scholarships were offered on site.

Nineteen aspiring teachers also signed contracts with the School District’s Recruitment and Retention Office, ensuring that once they receive their college degree and teaching certificate, they can come back to Palm Beach County to teach.

“This tour is an opportunity for our college-ready seniors to show these minority-serving schools their academic and personal achievements,” said Eunice Vivar, the District’s High School Counseling Program Planner and one of the Recruitment Tour organizers. “We are thrilled that the scholarships and college admission offers continue to soar year after year.”

Last year, $5.1 million in scholarship money and 863 college admissions were offered at the event.