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An Introduction

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair is a non-profit, volunteer organization that partners with community and state agencies to introduce a multitude of students, eager to learn about higher education opportunities, to college admissions representatives from the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Throughout New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia, The Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair strives to be recognized by students, parents, legislatures, community leaders and educators as one of the premier events of its nature.

"Since 1999 the organization founded by my late husband, Malcolm, has partnered with community groups and state agencies to introduce more than 150,000 diverse students to Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help students reach their higher education goals", says Barbara Bernard - Executive Director. Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair remains a family-based company with values and caring spirit as exemplified by Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


Our Mission

  • To educate students, parents/guardians, and school administration about the value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • To provide Historically Black Colleges and Universities a large pool of quality candidates, operating in a manner supportive of the role that HBCUs play in the educational system of the United States of America and throughout the world.
  • To promote programs and services which enhance the education of underprivileged students and provide scholarships to deserving individuals.

Our Milestones

  • 2000 Nov
    23 HBCU Admissions Professionals

    Traveled to NJ community college sites with 2000 students participating at 4 sites.

  • 2003 Nov
    Many New Partnerships

    NJ Department of Education, School District of Philadelphia, and community groups.

  • 2008 Nov
    10th Anniversary Celebration

    Growth to 44 HBCUs with 7 fairs in 7 days over NY-NJ-PA tri-state region with 10,000 students.

  • 2013 Nov
    17th Anniversary Celebration

    Moved forward with continued growth reaching 12,000 students with 7 fairs in 6 days

  • 2018 Nov
    20th Anniversary Celebration

    Celebrating 20th anniversary of community service and education advocacy

Connecting schools to students and students to schools.

Estd. 1999

We're connecting students to HBCU schools.

Enlightening, Encouraging, Empowering.

We're connecting HBCU schools to students.

The Sky Is the Limit, Imagine the Possibilities

Ranked #1

Our Impact


Over 170,00 student participants since 1999.


More than 65 of the nation�s 100 most respected HBCUs.


$3,000,000 in scholarships offered annually.


Nearly 6,000 on-site admissions awarded each year.