On October 10th, 2015, Upward Bound seniors traveled to Chicago, IL to attend the 13th Annual College Scholarship Fair hosted by the 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. With over 200 colleges and universities represented at the fair, participants were able to gain insight into the application process for both college admissions and scholarship funding. The information offered about financial aid, college life, and career exploration was invaluable to all in attendance.
Notre Dame TRiO Programs students unanimously echoed the impact on their decision-making process. Upward Bound senior, Noor Hussein emphasized, "As the first in my family to attend college, it is very important for me to know what resources are out there for me in terms of making higher education affordable for my parents. The scholarship fair really helped me to identify those resources." Enjoying crisp fall weather, students realized while this experience is the beginning of one process, they were sharing the final moments of another.