About the Scholarship

The Ron Brown Scholarship was started in the year 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

The scholarship was started to honor the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

RBSP awards this scholarship 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.

How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Applications are available on the Ron Brown Scholar Program website. You must complete the scholarship application procedure before the deadline date.

  • In addition to the completed application, each student must submit a listing of his/her extracurricular, community, employment, or other activities in order of importance.

  • Also, he/she must list significant awards or honors received during high school.

  • Additionally, he/she must write two essays of no more than 500 words each on the topics listed on the application.

  • Two letters of recommendation must be submitted on the official transcript and a school profile.

  • Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover.

  • In order to verify receipt of his/her application, the student must include a self-addressed stamped envelope. A photograph is optional. Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked by the deadline date. 

Award Amount and Deadline:

The Ron Brown Scholarship Program award amounts to $10000 available to ten applicants per academic year. It is renewable throughout his/her graduation year.

The last date to apply for this scholarship is 9th January 2020. Every applicant must submit their scholarship application and official transcripts on or before the deadline date.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior.

  • Must be African American.
  • The applicant must have good academic standing.

  • The applicant must have actively participated in community service.

  • The student must demonstrate financial need.

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