Modesto Junior College will host black college fair

08/19/2014 7:12 PM

08/19/2014 7:13 PM

Modesto Junior College will host its first Historically Black College Fair on Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mary Stuart Rogers Center on the west campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.

The fair is an opportunity for high school and college students to meet with representatives from more than 40 colleges across the country. At the free event, students can receive “on-the-spot” admissions and scholarship consideration.

Students are encouraged to bring an official or unofficial transcript, a copy of an SAT/ACT score, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay (if available). Students should bring multiple copies of each item to give to different schools.

Colleges that will be at the fair include Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, Spelman College, Texas Southern University and Tuskegee University.

The event is sponsored by the Associated Students of Modesto Junior College, the MJC Black Student Union and Modesto City Schools. U-Can Go to College holds these fairs throughout California.

For more information and a complete list of colleges represented at the event, visit www.ucangotocollege.org.

Also, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be at this event recruiting to fill food inspector jobs that start at $15.15 per hour. For more information and an application, go to www.foodsafetyjobs.gov.

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