BCEP Scholars

Black Community Education Promise (BCEP) Scholars Program

BCEP Scholars Program 

The School of Education (SOE)’s Black Community Education Promise (BCEP) Scholars Program is designed to support incoming SOE undergraduate majors who are dedicated to serving the Black community via education upon graduation from UCR. The goal is to provide BCEP Scholars with financial and mentoring support from their first year, or transfer year, all the way through their master’s program in education at UCR. BCEP Scholars will be committed to serving communities across the Inland Empire and/or California.  

  • Eligibility and Requirements
    •  Must be an undergraduate majoring in education.
    • Desire to serve the Black community via education and support the development and success of Black students.
    • Aspire to become teachers, leaders, ethnic studies teachers, school psychologists, higher education professionals, education policy advocates, special education professionals, researchers, and more. 
  • Benefits of becoming a BCEP Scholar
    • Selected scholars will receive a $2,000 scholarship evenly split across their first and second years at UCR. 
    • Selected scholars will join a cohort supported by SOE Undergraduate major programs.    
    • Selected scholars will attend quarterly cohort meetings and receive professional development, mentorship. 
    • Selected scholars will be supported to apply to the FIERCE Scholars Program between their sophomore and junior years. 

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  • Application Due Date: December 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m.)
  • For more information about FIERCE/BCEP Scholars, view this presentation 

For information on the FIERCE Scholars Program, please click here.

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Raquel Rall

Raquel Rall

Associate Professor 
BCEP Program Coordinator


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Amos Lee

Assistant Professor of Teaching
FIERCE Program Coordinator


Briana Savage

Briana Savage

Graduate Student Assistant

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