Laura Dudnick | SF ExaminerMission High School senior Demerius Durham smiled modestly yet excitedly as he clutched a cellphone to his ear at a first-of-its-kind college recruitment fair in San Francisco on Monday.
"Dad, guess what?" the 17-year-old student said into the phone. "I got $30,000 in scholarships from one college."
Durham's acceptance into South Carolina's Benedict College -- which he achieved by presenting his transcripts and filling out an application -- was among dozens of on-the-spot admissions offered Monday at 32 schools in the U.S. as part of The City's first Historically Black College Recruitment Fair sponsored by the United College Action Network.
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