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Contra Costa College: HBCU SPRING 2020 TOUR
Application due in SAB 227 no later than 5pm November 26, 2019
Thank you for your interest in applying for the HBCU Tour March 29 – April 3, 2020.
Contra Costa College students will be selected to attend the HBCU tour, led by Educational
Student Tours. Interested students MUST APPLY and meet minimum eligibility criteria. A
HBCU review committee of faculty, staff, and administrators will make final selections based on
strength and quality of application. Students who are not selected will be placed on a waitlist.
This tour includes students from Contra Costa College (CCC), Diablo Valley College (DVC),
Los Medanos (LMC), and other CA community colleges.
About the Trip:
Students will depart Oakland International Airport to Hartfield Jackson Atlanta
International Airport on Sunday, March 29 and return Friday April 3, 2020. Students are
responsible for their own transportation to and from Oakland Airport.
Students from CCC will be accompanied by Andrea S. Phillips, MA/MS, Transfer
Counselor/Coordinator & another designated individual. Each college will have a
chaperon attending.
Students will travel via airplane and chartered tour buses to colleges and historic sites.
Colleges included on tour are: Clark- Atlanta, Morehouse, Spelman, Fort Valley State
University, Florida A &M, Southern, Dillard, and Xavier Universities. Students will also
visit the MLK JR Center, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Whitney
Plantation
Students will share a hotel room, 3 students per room, and each student will have his/her
own bed. Depending on the gender breakdown of CCC students selected to attend, CCC
students may also have a roommate from another college.
A mandatory pre-departure orientation meeting with the tour directors will be scheduled
prior to the trip (date to be determined). All participants must attend. Students will be
required to sign an excursion waiver form, consent/release form, and medical consent
form, and provide copies of their official CA or PASSPORT identification (for airline
ticketing purposes). The CCC chaperon and tour directors will receive copies of this
information.
A mandatory Parent/Guardian/ Student and CCC Chaperon meeting will be scheduled.
Students must complete a pre-trip survey and a post-trip survey.
Contra Costa College: HBCU SPRING 2020 TOUR
Application due November 26, 2019
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The Application Process:
The HBCU Tour Committee will review applications and select participants. Depending
on the number and quality of applications received, applicants may be required to
participate in an interview. Please reserve either the week of Dec16 – 19 or January 6 – Jan
10, 2020 for potential interviews with the HBCU selection committee.
Minimum Eligibility criteria include:
Completed 12 or more transferable units by Summer 2019 (students with more transfer
units will have higher priority);
Enrolled in/completion of English 1A or a transferable Math
2.5 CUMULATIVE TRANSFERABLE GPA or higher at the time of application &
maintained through final Fall semester 2019 grades. (students with higher GPAs will have
higher priority);
Enrolled in at least 9 TRANSFERABLE units from Contra Costa College for Fall
2019 & Spring 2020;
Be in Good academic and disciplinary standing at Contra Costa College;
Show genuine interest in attending a HBCU through written portion of Personal
Statement Essay (500 750 words);
1 Letter of Recommendation from a CCC faculty in your MAJOR of STUDY;
MUST attend at least 1 GET ON THE BUS – local campus tours during Fall 2017
o Friday, September 27
th
Sacramento State
o Friday, October
4th
UC Santa Cruz
o Friday, November 1st - Mills College (Women and gender binary students)
o Friday November 22nd - Standford (Tentative)
o Friday, December 6th Samuel Merritt (Nursing students only)
APPLICATION & SELECTION TIMELINE
Sept 3, 2019: Applications will be available to students.
November 26, 2019 (no later than 5pm): Completed Applications must be submitted to Andrea Phillips,
Counselor/Transfer Coordinator, in the Student and Administration Building Room 227 (SAB-227).
Week of Dec 16, 2020: - Email notification for applicant interviews (location & time TBA).
Week of January 6, 2020: Applicant interviews
Week of January 13, 2020 – Final notification emails sent to students selected to participate.
January 27, 2020 (First week of school): Deadline to confirm participation, complete pre-trip survey and sign
financial agreement. (TBA)
February 13, 2020 (no later than 2pm): Deadline to cancel participation must be submitted in writing/typed
to Andrea Phillips, Counselor/Transfer Coordinator, in the Student and Administration Building Room 227.
Pre - Departure MANDATORY Orientation (EST Tour Company): TBA
Pre - Departure MANDATORY Family Orientation: TBA
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Application due November 26, 2019
Selected Participant Responsibilities:
Pre & Post Tour Surveys
HBCU CARAVAN COLLEGE FAIR assistance
Spring 2020 HBCU TOUR visual/ oral presentation to
Contra Costa College staff, faculty, administration, students.
(More info TBA)
Weekly planning meeting Participants and Ms. Phillips
(determined by students participating – beginning week of
2/3/2020)
College Costs:
The cost of the tour is $1900
and will be paid for by CCC Student Equity
funds, Foundation and Private organizations.
Since this trip
is paid with college funds, students, who are selected, MUST sign a financial
agreement as a condition of participating. Any cancellations must be submitted in writing to
Andrea Phillips, Counselor/Transfer Coordinator, no later than Monday, February 3, 2020
(2pm). If you do not cancel by the deadline or miss your flight, you will be responsible
for the full cost of $1900. A hold will be placed on your account for the full amount and
you will not be able to register for classes, order transcripts, etc., until the cost has
been repaid.
Out of pocket Student Costs:
Transportation to and from the Oakland Airport
$
20 tip for the HBCU Tour Bus Driver (due Monday March 9, 2020)
Recommended to pack light meal for March 29, 2020 air
departure
Spending money for souvenirs or snacks you purchase.
In addition, any charges for room service, toll calls, mini-bar/fridge, movies, Wi-Fi, etc., at the
hotel will be the responsibility of students registered in the room.
If you have further questions, email Andrea S. Phillips MA, MS @ aphillips@contracosta.edu.
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Contra Costa College: HBCU SPRING 2020 TOUR
Application due November 26, 2019
Application Check List Please submit this sheet with your completed application.
If you have further questions, please contact Andrea S. Phillips MA/MS @ aphillips@contracosta.edu
Name __________________________ Date submitted _________
CCC ID# _______________________ Phone ________________
Email _____________________________________________________
All Unofficial transcripts must include grades through Summer
2019. However, FALL 2019 grades will be reviewed for 2.5 GPA
Completed HBCU TOUR Application
CSU or IGETC form with courses completed in designated
sections
Calculated transferable GPA (calculations include only transferable units) Use
http://www.ohlone.edu/org/transfer/gpacalculator.html, PRINT form and Attach to
Application Packet
Typed Personal Statement (500 750 words)
1 letter of recommendation from CCC faculty in your Major of
Study
Typed ideas towards a HBCU TOUR presentation for Black
Graduation & the College Campus
By signing below, I attest that I have completed all required items in the
checklist above. Failure to have all items completed could impact my
application for further review.
Signature
Date
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Contra Costa College: HBCU SPRING 2020 TOUR
Application due November 26, 2019
HBCU Tour Application
Please write responses on application. Answer all questions completely.
Name:
CCC Student ID Number:
Date of Birth:
Emergency contact name & phone:
Address:
Cell Phone:
Home Phone:
Special Program Affiliation (circle all that apply):
Athletics
EOPS
Puente Program
CalWORKs
Foster Youth
FYE/Promise
DSPS
Per Ankh Academy
Vets
Number of CSU/UC Transferrable
Units Completed (end of Summer 2019):
Number of Transferable units enrolled Fall 2019:
Transferrable GPA (as of July 29, 2019):
Potential MAJOR for your BA/BS Degree:
Do you plan to complete an Associate’s Degree for
Transfer? Yes No
If yes, indicate which one:
Which semester do you intend to transfer?
Have you applied to transfer? YES NO
Identify all HBCUs you are interested in attending:
1. Students who are selected to participate in the tour must be in good academic and disciplinary
standing at Contra Costa College.
Do you give the HBCU Committee permission to verify your academic standing?
Yes No
Do you give the HBCU Committee permission to verify your disciplinary standing?
Yes No
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Application due November 26, 2019
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2. The dates of the HBCU Tour are Sunday, March 29 through Friday April 3, 2020 (times
funds. Students who are selected to attend MUST sign a financial agreement as a condition
of participating. If you are selected to attend and are subsequently not able to do so, you
must notify Andrea Phillips, Counselor/Transfer Coordinator by February 10, 2020 (2pm),
to cancel participation of the trip. If you do not cancel by the deadline or miss the flight, you
will be responsible for the entire cost of $1900. If you do not cancel by the deadline, you will be
responsible for the full cost of $1900. A hold will be placed on your account for the full amount and
you will not be able to register for classes, order transcripts, etc., until the cost has been repaid.
Do you agree to provide notification of cancellation by the deadline or be responsible for the $1900 cost of
the trip?
Yes No
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Contra Costa College: HBCU SPRING 2020 TOUR
Application due November 26, 2019
Personal Statement Essay (500 750 words)
(Must be typed on a separate sheet and include the following on the top left corner)
First, Last name:
CCC Student #:
Email address:
Contact phone #:
Prior to the Civil War, higher education opportunities were virtually nonexistent for nearly all black
Americans. In the years following the war, more colleges sprang up to meet the educational needs of the
newly freed black population. Congress defines a historically black college or university (HBCU) as a
school “established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans.”
Although these schools were established to serve black students, HBCUs have long enrolled students of
all races and ethnicities a trend that has become more prevalent over the years. The percentage of HBCU
students who were either white, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Native American was 17% in 2015,
up from 13% in 1980. Hispanic students, in particular, have seen their overall shares grow on HBCU
campuses, increasing from 1.6% in 1980 to 4.6% in 2015. (
Pew Research Center
)
500 words minimum 750 words maximum
For this Personal Statement Essay, please answer the following:
Why are you considering an HBCU as your transfer school? How will attending a HBCU assist
you in your educational, personal, and career goals? What do you want to gain from a HBCU
education/experience and how will it help you make an impact in your local/ or global
community?
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