Progressive Baptist Church ​​
​St. Paul, MN
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                                                                      HBCU College Tour Requirements​​

1.  You must be enrolled in grades 8 - 12 by Fall 2020
2.  You must attend the annual St. Paul College Fair  Saturday, February 22, 2019
3.  You must have a 2.0 GPA or higher. If you do not have a 2.0 you must show proof of tutoring.
4.  You must submit your application online. Application deadline is Feb 22nd, 2020. Please note that spots are filled based on first to complete application process before deadlineClick the button below to submit your application.

 5.  You must email your essay, current grades, and wallet size photo to by Feb 22nd, 2020

                **Your  essay must not exceed 500 words and must specifically answer one of the following questions:
1. Explain the significance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and why they are still needed in 2020 and beyond

2. Provide examples of leadership in your school, home and community and how that leadership will prepare you for college and career readiness. 

3. ( Returning students only) Describe your experience with The PBC HBCU Tour and why you think it is important you attend again this year. 

6.  You must pay a $120 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit by March 15th, 2020.
7. You must complete at least six volunteer hours (four through Progressive sponsored events) before September 1st.
8.  Full payment due by July 31, 2020.
  • If you decide not to go on tour please notify us by July 31, 2020.  After July 31, 2020 no money paid towards tour will be refunded.
9. You must attend at least 3 student meetings

10. You and your legal guadian must attend all parent meetings and the one-on-one interview

Contact Annette Lee at with questions.



Frequently Asked Questions​​

​​1.  What is included in the average cost ($550-$600)?
Transportation, Housing, Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while on the tour, Football game, Historical Sites

Please note: Fundraising opportunities are available

2. Will my child need any additional funds?
Yes, for any personal shopping or snacks while on the tour.

3. How many students are assigned to a room?
Four students to a room. Same gender. Students may NOT go into anyone else's room.

4. Will a chaperone be sharing a room with my child?
No.  All chaperones will share a room with another chaperone.  Chaperone's and our security will do room checks. There will also be a nurse on the tour.

5. How many students are assigned per chaperone?
Four to Eight

6. Will my child's chaperone be of the opposite sex?
No. All students are assigned to a same-gender chaperone.

7. How were the colleges selected?
The colleges were selected by chaperones and students who participated in previous tours.

8. Are background checks performed on chaperones?
Yes. A criminal background check is performed on each chaperone participating in the college tour.

9. What if my child becomes ill while on the tour?
We will have a health care professional on the the tour who will care for your child in the case he/she becomes ill. In case of emergency, parents will be notified immediately.

10. What happens if my child misbehaves while on the tour?
Any misbehavior will be addressed first by their chaperone, then by Mrs. Clark. If neither party can come to an agreement or the misbehavior continues, a parent will be notified.

11. Can I call my child while on the college tour?
Yes, but please be aware that when we are touring the campuses, we ask all students to turn their phones on silent. In emergencies, please contact your child's chaperone*

No refunds after July 31, 2020​​
For those who have been selected, please mail payments to address below and write the student's name on memo line.
Proceed Inc.
P.O. Box 251441
Woodbury, MN 55125