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Central Illinois Diversity College Fair

September 2009

The academic school year has started as hundreds of students settle into school and community activities. Activities from football games, to homecoming dances, to after school club meetings—high school students have a lot on their plates to prepare them for the school year. While extracurricular activities are much anticipated events, many students will be preparing for the next phase in education—attending college.
Although located in Central Illinois, Peoria has a connection with hundreds of college Alumni from all over the nation. This is why ConScience Planners, a group of HBCU college educated professionals in Peoria, launched the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair in 2006 at Manual High School. Now coming up on its fourth year, the college fair is expanding to accommodate more universities and high school students. The fair has been renamed to “The Central Illinois Diversity College Fair” and is being held at the Peoria Civic Center, Exhibit Hall B.
This is an opportunity for students to be exposed to over 20+ colleges and universities, and discuss the application and financial aid processes. Additionally, there will be civic organizations on hand to discuss their mentoring and scholarship opportunities.
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