The HBCU Awareness Foundation was founded in 2013, with the intention of "building awareness" to all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In its initial phase, the Foundation created the HBCU College Fair. The college fair started as a one-day fair. In year two, it grew into a bi-annual fair with a traveling component to 3 Memphis high schools with 21 HBCUs participating. Year one yielded 325 students enrolled in HBCUs. During the fourth year, The HBCU College Tour was implemented. The Tours consisted of using charter buses to transport potential students to various institutions to tour campus sites and to meet with academic advisors and department heads. Currently, The HBCU Awareness Foundation College Fair is a 7 day event featuring 3 open public fairs featuring over 35 colleges and universities, plus visitation to 60+ Mid-South High Schools.  2,175 students have enrolled in HBCUs since the inception of the HBCU Awareness Foundation.

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