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Cincinnati Museum Center hosts multicultural scholarship fair

5th Annual Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair welcomes over 20 national universities and colleges

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center is proud to host the Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair. The 5th annual scholarship fair is open to all high school students who will have an opportunity to speak to representatives from more than two dozen universities and colleges from around the country. The scholarship fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 at Cincinnati Museum Center.

The Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair is presented by Cincinnati Museum Center in partnership with Rice Education Consulting, LLC, Step High Education Program and in collaboration with The Infinite Scholars Program . The scholarship fair extends financial assistance to qualified students, helping encourage more students to pursue college degrees who may have been discourage because of financial concerns.

“The Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair helps show that college is an option for anyone who applies themselves academically and desires to pursue higher education, regardless of their finances,” says Douglass W. McDonald, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center . “Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to inspiring and fostering that thirst for knowledge in every person and we’re excited to work with these great partners to provide this life-changing opportunity to these students.”

Over the past four years, over 40 national universities and colleges have convened in Cincinnati to meet with hundreds of students representing 41 local high schools. Over $1.2 million in scholarship money has been offered to students since the event’s inception in 2010, many of the schools granting scholarships on the spot.

High school students attending the scholarship fair should come prepared with multiple copies of their unofficial high school transcripts, ACT and/or SAT scores, two letters of recommendation and a résumé. Also, remember to dress for success, there will be interviews.

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Youth Programs assists with the planning and logistics of the scholarship fair. Youth Programs serves 110-125 youth ages 13-18 in the Greater Cincinnati area each year and provides youth unique opportunities by providing access to experts and resources in a variety of career fields throughout the institution. Cincinnati Museum Center began its partnership with Rice Education Consulting and Step Higher two years ago because the Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair is in line with many of the opportunities the Youth Programs offers to students, such as ACT and SAT prep, college tours and workshops in writing résumés and essays, all with the intent of preparing students for college. Youth Programs staff and students also serve as hosts for their peers who arrive from their respective high schools for the event.

This year’s Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair will welcome over 20 schools, including:

– University of Cincinnati
– Xavier University
– Miami University
– Northern Kentucky University
– University of Virginia
– Kent State University
– Dillard University
– Fisk University
– St. Louis University
– Hanover College
– Western Kentucky University
– Ashland University
– Marshall University
– Bethune-Cookman University
– Jackson State University
– Youngstown State University
– Central State University
– Wilmington College
– Alabama State University
– Wilberforce University

Alabama A & M University
– Claflin University
– Kentucky State University
– Tuskegee University
– Philander-Smith College

The 5th Annual Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair is open to all area high school students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, September 18.

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