The Week That Changes Lives

“I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the education and experience I had at an HBCU.”

— Stephen A. Smith, HBCU Week Ambassador &
Winston Salem State University alum c/o ‘91

“I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the education and experience I had at an HBCU.”

— Stephen A. Smith, HBCU Week Ambassador & Winston Salem State University alum c/o ‘91

College Fair Results

$3,908,997

Official dollar amount of all scholarships offered

What We Do

The mission of HBCU Week is to encourage high-school aged youth to enroll into HBCU’s, provide scholarship dollars for matriculation and sustain a pipeline for employment from undergradate school to corporate America. The most impactful event during HBCU Week is the HBCU College Fair.

WHo We Are

HBCU Week started in 2017 as a small idea to gather about 200 high school aged students with five (5) HBCU Admissions counselors to expose them to the proud legacies and historical significance of HBCU’s. The mission of HBCU Week is to encourage enrollment into HBCU’s, provide scholarship dollars for matriculation and sustain a pipeline for employment from undergraduate school to corporate America.

The cornerstone of HBCU Week is the College Fair. This fair is unique because most colleges in attendance participate in an on the spot acceptance process whereby, if students come equipped with the requisite:

• SAT/ACT Scores
• Transcript

The student can receive admission on the spot and a scholarship award.

Founder: Ashley S. Christopher, ESQ

Howard University c/o ’07 &
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law c/o ’13

Co-Founder: Earl A. Cooper

Morehouse College c/o ’11

Ashley Christopher, Esq.
Ashley Christopher, Esq.

Founder, CEO

Brandon Purnsley, CPA
Brandon Purnsley, CPA

CFO

Lorin Dale-Pierce, Esq.
Lorin Dale-Pierce, Esq.

In House Counsel

Tiffany Christopher
Tiffany Christopher

Project Manager

Erica Woolridge
Erica Woolridge

Project Manager

Clint Saunders
Clint Saunders

Advisor

Nadeen Gayle
Nadeen Gayle

Advisor

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