Latino students connect with colleges and receive millions in scholarships
By Charles Jackson Jr.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National College Resources Foundation hosted its 9th Annual Latino College Expo (LCE) at Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Center on Saturday, September 10, 2022. This free event gave students access to colleges and universities, highlighting Hispanic Serving Institutions and educational programs.
The Expo provided students with information about the college admissions process and resources to pay for college. It featured workshops about DACA, Dream Act, financial aid, scholarships, internships, career opportunities, and educational resources. In addition, some of the colleges waived application fees, offered scholarships, and accepted students on the spot.
“We are thrilled to offer amazing programs for students to get educated, empowered, and inspired about higher education,” says Dr. Price, Founder of the LCE.
“We are working with our college partners to offer over one million dollars in financial support to attend college. Some of our partners will even help with funding for DACA students. It’s exciting!”
Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the US Army, Toyota, The Walt Disney Company, Credera, Honda, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Kaiser-Permanente, and Union Bank, this event served as a bridge for seniors and transfer students into four-year colleges.
About Latino College Expo
Latino College Expo (LCE) is a trademark program of the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that functions daily as a full-service student outreach program in various schools. NCRF’s mission is to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase the degree or certificate enrollment among underserved, underrepresented, at-risk, low-resource, homeless, and foster students. NCRF’s vision is to close the gap in educational achievement and workforce and economic disparities in an effort to end racism and racial disparities.