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U-CAN Go to College Fair returns to Las Vegas

September 12, 2015 by  
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The 16th Annual United College Action Network (U-CAN) Go to College Fair arrives in Las Vegas on Sept. 12, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Doolittle Community Center (1950 North J Street in Historic West Las Vegas).

The free event brings college and university recruiters from over 40 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from around the country. High school seniors graduating in 2016 are encouraged to bring several copies of the following items: transcript (required); SAT/ACT scores (if available); and personal essay (optional). Juniors and other underclassmen should also bring transcripts.

The Clark County School District has partnered with U-CAN to make the college fair successful in Las Vegas. Said U-CAN Program Director Barbara Evans: “We are so pleased that the Clark County School District and Commissioner Lawrence Weekly are assisting with the U-CAN College Fair, which provides youth in Nevada with opportunities to go to college. It was a pleasure meeting with over 50 Clark County high school counselors, who were excited to reach out to high school students about the college fair in Las Vegas.”

There were over $1 million in scholarships given to Clark County youth last year. Qualifying high school students who attend the U-CAN Go to College Fair on Sept. 12 may be eligible to receive such benefits as application fee waivers, on-the-spot admission to certain colleges and universities and scholarships/financial aid.

Families can register for the college fair online at or get more information by calling the U-CAN office at (916) 896-3000.

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