About this Event

Alfred Street Baptist Church presents its 20th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Festival, a hybrid event being held October 7-8, 2022. The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented during the two-day event. Many will provide onsite admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life.

Since 2003, this one-of-a-kind college fair has connected more than 50,000 students and parents to academic institutions. In 2020, over $5.4M in scholarships were awarded to the 1,766 high school seniors who were in attendance; many of whom were first generation college students.


VIRTUAL – Friday. October 7th. 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.
VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON – Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M.
University of the District of Columbia – Van Ness Campus – COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE ENFORCED


2022 Festival Benefits

All accredited HBCUs invited to attend
Free seminars to help students and parents prepare for college

Music auditions for instrumental and vocal
ONSITE and VIRTUAL admission decisions