Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Website Address
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Address
  • 1160 Pepsi Place
  • Suite 206
  • Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Email Address
  • Application Deadline
  • January 9, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • $40,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) 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.

    -Must be Black/African American
    -Must excel academically
    -Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential
    -Must participate in community service activities
    -Demonstrate financial need
    -Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card
    -Be a current high school senior at the time of your application

    Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the U.S. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!


African American Scholarships

Scholarships by Type

Latest College & Financial Aid News

BamaSits Protests Prompt BamaStands “Stand-Ups”

October 25, 2016

by Susan Dutca

Due to "ongoing racism" at the University of Alabama, students are choosing to remain seated during the national anthem at football games. Their #BamaSits demonstration is just one of the many thought to be motivated by similar protests by San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. #BamaSits protestors have cited their disapproval of "police violence against young black people" and the "racism [...]

“Just Do(nate) It”: Nike Co-Founder Gifts $500M to University of Oregon

October 18, 2016

by Susan Dutca

The generous $500 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight to the University of Oregon is the "largest ever for a public flagship institution" and is intended to support and strengthen interdisciplinary scientific research. With the donation, the university plans to extend its current science campus by 210,000 square feet, with three new research facilities. The initiative is expected to create [...]

A Second Chance for Former Prisoners, Gang Members

October 11, 2016

by Susan Dutca

One nonprofit is heavily recruiting reformed delinquents from disadvantaged communities and funneling them into college. The troubled youth - many of whom have committed crimes and have been in jail, are given personal advisers, free college-prep courses, childcare, bus passes and other forms of support to keep off the streets. College Bound Dorchester has enrolled about 130 students over the [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed