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The Richard and Lois England Family Scholarship was created in memory of longtime CHEC benefactor and supporter “Dick” England whose tireless leadership and efforts to promote access to higher education guide much of our work. Now in its fifth year, the scholarship is awarded to a high-performing senior who displays strong leadership skills and applies them to perform extraordinary service in the community.Richard and Lois England's support has helped hundreds of students realize the dream of a higher education. Help continue their legacy by making a generous tax deductible contribution to the Richard and Lois England College Scholarship Fund.

For three of the past four years, Lois England and Richard England, Jr., have presented the England Family Scholarship Award to Umaru Bah, Astrid Reyes, Yonas Girma and Roger Sanchez.
Bell Multicultural High School serves students in grades 9-12 and is the upper division of the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC). CHEC is a bilingual, world cultures and early-college campus in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).

CHEC serves 1,400 students in grades 6-12, 100% of whom qualify for free and reduced price lunch. CHEC is 63% Hispanic, 33% Black, 2% Asian, 1% White, and 1% from other ethnicities.

CHEC’s mission is to develop college-ready, technologically fluent and competent graduates who are articulate in multiple languages, familiar withthe global economy, ready to serve as cultural ambassadors, and poised to lead their communities in the quest for social justice.

CHEC is joined in this effort by its nonprofit partner, Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP), a community-based 501(c)(3) entity that operates special programs in support of the students at CHEC.

  • 100% of the Class of 2016 received college acceptance letters

  • 17 Advanced Placement courses offered

  • 3 seniors received George Washington University’s all expenses paid Trachtenberg Scholarship

  • 2 seniors received the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which pays for undergrad through PhD.

  • #1 ranking in the 2016 Washington Post Challenge Index as D.C’s most rigorous college preparatory program for low-income students

  • #1 ranked hospitality academy by the National Academy Foundation.
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