Named for the late Secretary of Commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, the Ron Brown Scholar Program was established in 1996 to provide academic scholarships, service opportunities and leadership experiences for young African Americans of outstanding promise.
Ron Brown Scholars are selected as seniors in high school based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service, as well as demonstrated financial need.
Upon acceptance, Scholars are each awarded $40,000 that may be used at the college or university of their choice. The Ron Brown Scholar Program has a proven track record of academic success with a 100 percent graduation rate. Graduating Scholars go on to outstanding careers in the arts, sciences and public service, and many more pursue professional degrees in law, medicine and business.
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