School of Education launches Black Community Education Promise Program

The program supports incoming School of Education freshman or transfer students who are dedicated to serving the Black community via education upon graduation from UCR

May 6, 2022
Author: Holly Ober
May 6, 2022

The UC Riverside School of Education has established the Black Community Education Promise (BCEP) Scholars Program. The program supports incoming School of Education freshman or transfer students 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.

Research shows that Black students in education systems are disproportionately affected by various counterproductive policies and practices.  By launching the BCEP Scholars Program, the School of Education will develop educators committed to addressing the many challenges that exist in our communities.   
  
Requirements:

  • Must be an incoming first-year or transfer student 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