City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is scheduled to be in attendance at the eighth annual Staten Island NAACP HBCU Fair Saturday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Curtis High School.

Admissions representatives from more than 20 historically Black colleges and universities are going to be at the fair. Fariña will be on hand and give opening remarks.

High school students will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters and admissions personnel about the benefits of attending HBCUs as well as the opportunity to get high school application fees waived and on-the-spot admissions. Financial aid workshops, scholarship application opportunities and HBCU panel discussions organized for students and parents are also scheduled.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Staten Island Alumnae Chapter will have information about their scholarship opportunity and The Staten Island S.T.R.O.N.G. HBCU Tour will register students for their annual HBCU Tour taking place in April 2018 during spring break. The fair is being sponsored by the Staten Island NAACP, Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and My Brother’s Keeper (NYC DOE).