Houston Black College Expo can save you money

You can save hundreds of dollars at the Black College Expo, because many of the colleges there will be waiving application fees for students who apply on the spot.

The 17th annual Black College Expo is open to all students and takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at the Power Center, 12401 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, 77045. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be celebrity appearances and fun activities.

HISD students get in free with their student IDs.

During the expo, students can meet one-on-one with college recruiters from more than 100 public and private colleges and universities from across the country, including many Historically Black Colleges.

Students can be accepted to a college and receive scholarships valued at up to $140,000.

To get accepted and receive scholarships, 11th- and 12th-graders must bring their transcripts and SAT/ACT scores for review by college admissions recruiters.

For questions, email College Success Manager Trina Harmon-Wright at TWrigh10@HoustonISD.org. Harmon-Wright will also attend the fair and is available to assist HISD students.