Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009
CollegeWeekLive, the world's largest college fair, today announced a partnership with UNCF-the United Negro College Fund-the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, for its upcoming college fair Wednesday March 25th and Thursday March 26th. Kimberly Hall, UNCF Director of Program Services, will speak live at CollegeWeekLive.com on "Finding the Fund-UNCF's Scholarship Opportunities" on Wednesday March 25th at 4:00 pm. Attendees, largely high school juniors and seniors, can text in questions to be addressed by Ms. Hall in real-time.
UNCF helps students get the college education they need through scholarship, internship, and fellowship programs and provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to high school students through mentoring and summer enrichment programs. "Our partnership with UNCF enables us to build on our goal to help all high school students, regardless of race, socioeconomic background or geographic location, connect with colleges live online," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of PlatformQ.
CollegeWeekLive offers a unique opportunity for college-bound students, parents and guidance counselors to chat live with admissions officers from hundreds of colleges without expensive travel, from home, office or school. For colleges, it offers the opportunity to reach a large and diverse audience (socio-economically, geographically, ethnically) of prospective applicants who they might not normally reach through traditional college fairs or channels. Other partners of CollegeWeekLive include the U.S. Department of Education, CollegeBoard, US News & World Report, Kaplan, Princeton Review, AAA, and ACT. CollegeWeekLive has been featured in USA Today, New York Times, ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson, Fox, CBS, Newsweek, and the International Herald Tribune. To learn more about CollegeWeekLive.com or to sign-up to attend, visit CollegeWeekLive.com.
CollegeWeekLive, is the world's biggest college fair and it meets entirely online. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and more than 125,000 registrants, CollegeWeekLive events revolutionize college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance. CollegeWeekLive is free to attendees.
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UNCF--the United Negro College Fund--is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 39 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 18 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Learn more at http://www.UNCF.org.