Big Apple College Information Program, Inc.
The Big Apple College Information Program, Inc.’s mission is to conduct educational activities specifically to educate and inform students, parents, and the community to the availability and accessibility of a post secondary education.
The Big Apple started in the late 1970’s and was incorporated in 1985 as a 501.C3 not for profit organization. The Big Apple held a week of college fairs, one in Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, and Manhattan, the third week of October each year. In 2010, the Big Apple started holding one large college fair in Manhattan at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. on the third weekend of October.
The college fair offers attendees the opportunity to speak with over 200 college admissions representatives from not only New York State, but from as far away as California, Canada, and England to name a few. This opportunity is free to attendees. In addition, the Big Apple offers a raffle for all high school seniors to enter. Ten lucky students drawn will get a $2500 scholarship.