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For Black History Month, a primer on historically black colleges and universities

In honor of Black History Month, HISD is highlighting historically black colleges and universities.

The Higher Education Act of 1965 defines an HBCU as “… any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.”

HBCUs are, however, open to all students, regardless of race. There are more than 200 HBCUs, and the list can be found here.   Continue reading

Black History Month events scheduled around the city 

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the richness of African-American culture and recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history, as well as the numerous contributions African-Americans have made to society. HISD’s 2018 theme, “African Americans in Times of War,” commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I and recognizes the participation of African Americans in all U.S. wars.

Below are some ways to celebrate Black History Month in Houston. Continue reading

For Black History Month, a list of African-American scholarship opportunities 

In recognition of Black History Month, here is a list of scholarships available to African-American students. They are arranged by due date and include those that award $4,000 or more. There are many more scholarships listed in Naviance and on PowerUp GO.   Continue reading

African-American JROTC leaders in HISD honored during Black History Month

Organization has a 92-year history in the district

In celebration of Black History Month, the Houston Independent School District is saluting Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps senior leadership and personnel serving high school students across the district.

HISD offers 20 Army JROTC, one Air Force JROTC, and four Navy JROTC programs for the 2017-2018 school year. Statistics show that among students who complete four years in the program, over 90% attend college, 5% enter the workforce, and about 5% join the U.S. Armed Forces. Continue reading