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SWS - At a time when so many historically Black colleges and universities are struggling due to a lack of endowment or decrease in student enrollment, there finally seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Founded in 2006, The National Black College Tour Inc., provides high school students (grades 9-12) with the opportunity to select and tour such schools as Howard University, Morgan State University, Hampton University, Tuskegee University, Clark Atlanta University, and over 40 other historically Black colleges and universities.
With the help of such notable partners as Subway Restaurants, and the Hilton Hotels Corporation, The National Black College Tour Inc. seeks to provide high school students with an unforgettable opportunity to see first-hand the unique educational experience that historically Black colleges and universities have to offer.
Tour registration includes bus transportation, hotel lodging, meals, tour t-shirt and bag, college prep seminars, as well as covering all tour recreation / entertainment activities. Each tour participant also receives a waived application fee with Edu, Inc., an Atlanta-based company that provides students an opportunity to apply to over 34 historically Black colleges and universities at once.
Although Atlanta (Georgia) serves as the hub city or primary departure location for all of its 2008 college tours, The National Black College Tour Inc., also provides students from out-of-state who would like to attend with a non-standard registration package that also includes round-trip airfare courtesy of Delta Air Lines.
The Summer 2008 tour dates are June 22-27 and July 27-August 1. Standard tour registration is only $725. A deposit of $250 is due by Friday, February 29. All remaining payments are divided evenly between April and June.
Milan Ford, founder and director of The National Black College Tour Inc., and college minister for over 10 years, understands that security and supervision is a top priority for many parents. The National Black College Tour Inc. provides paid chaperones for each of its tours. The student-to-chaperone ratio is eight to one.
For more information, such as school listings, tour routes and dates, log onto www.nationalblackcollegetour.com or by calling 1-888-4MY-NBCT.