The Helen Rucker Center for Black Excellence engages and empowers African Diaspora students, faculty, staff, and community members through academic, professional, and cultural programming. The Center serves as a regional hub for Black advancement, scholarship, and engagement.
Academic/Professional Funding Request Form
The Helen Rucker Center for Black Excellence (HRCBE) provides funding to support the academic and professional success of students at CSUMB. Funding may be requested for up to $250 per academic year. In particular, HRCBE requested funds can be used to support:
- Textbooks: HRCBE provides textbook support.
- Academic Conferences: HRCBE supports conference participation related to student academic fields and research.
- Graduate School Preparation: HRCBE provides graduate school support in the form of counseling, school visits, test preparation and fees, and application fees.
- Professional Organizations: HRCBE provides professional organization memberships (e.g. National Society for Black Engineers, Black Doctoral Network, etc.).