Ron Brown Scholar Program

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application.



Annual Amount

$10,000 annually for four years

Open To

African-American high school seniors

Additional Selection Criteria

RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or permanent residents.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.  NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.


Application Process

The Ron Brown Scholar Program application:  https://ronbrown.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-RBSP-Application.pdf

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application.

January 9 (postmarked)—final deadline in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program. All materials should be submitted no later than January 9. It is highly encouraged, but not mandatory, that all application materials be sent in one package. Transcripts in a sealed envelope are acceptable to send with your application materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only semifinalists and finalists will be notified by the Ron Brown Scholar Program office in March. Winners of the scholarship will be notified by April 1 and names will be posted on the Ron Brown Scholar Program website in May.

If By Mail: Application materials should be submitted in one package. Official transcripts in a sealed envelope from your
school are acceptable to send with your application materials.

If By Email: Application materials should be submitted in one email. Application materials should be emailed to info@
ronbrown.org. This email should include your official high school transcript and recommendation letters when sent.
If possible, materials should be submitted by email by your school/college counselors in order that they may provide your school/college counselors in order that they may provide your official transcript and letters of recommendation at that time.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline

January 9, 2023

For the application or more information go to:
https://ronbrown.org/apply/ron-brown-scholarship/

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