RON BROWN LEADERS PROGRAM

INTRODUCING THE RON
BROWN LEADERS
NETWORK

Each year over 5,000 African American high school students compete for the prestigious Ron Brown Scholarship, $40K over four years. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening which involves assessment of their academic achievements, leadership experience, writing skills, commitment to service and financial need. Twenty or more will be awarded and named Ron Brown Scholars. The remaining top 2-3% of top applicants (around 150) are named Captains and selected to join our invitation-only Ron Brown Leaders Network where they receive personal and professional development services alongside the Scholars.

Over 800 Scholars and Captains currently attend college. You will find them in the nation's top universities where they consistently hold significant leadership roles and carry on the Ron Brown commitment to service. Corporate Partners within the Ron Brown Leaders Network provide a trusted source of job and internship opportunities for the students facilitated through networking and recruiting activities. Our young leaders and Corporate Partners stay connected through an invitation-only LinkedIn Group, monthly webinars, regional events and our annual conferences.

IT ALL STARTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL TALENT.

Each year, we recruit gifted African-American students across the nation to participate in our program.
TOP SCHOOLS REPRESENTED (2017)
  • Harvard University 67
  • Stanford University 65
  • Yale University 57
  • Duke University 51
  • University of Pennsylvania 40
  • Princeton University 39
  • Columbia University 38
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 31
  • Brown University 27
  • Cornell University 26
  • Vanderbilt University 22
  • University of Chicago 21
  • University of Southern California 21
  • Washington University, St. Louis 21
  • Johns Hopkins University 19
  • University of Virginia 18
  • Howard University 17
  • Georgia Institute of Technology 16
  • Rice University 16
  • Northwestern University 14
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE (2017)
  • 4.30 Average
    HS GPA
  • 1450 Average Comp.
    SAT Score
  • 30 Average Comp.
    ACT Score
ACADEMIC INTERESTS (2017)

FEATURED CONNECTIONS

In 2015, the Ron Brown Leaders Network facilitated over 50 career connections between our students and corporate partners. Below, you’ll see some of these connections firsthand.

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Goldman Sachs

Njeri Grevious Yale
Goldman Sachs summer analyst

RTI International

Leslie Turner Duke
RTI International: Research Assistant Intern

Lockheed Martin

Mamadou Diallo Stanford
Lockheed Martin: Software Engineering Intern

Deloitte

Esther Owolabi Georgetown
Deloitte analyst

Weber Shandwick

Odemi Pessu Brown
Weber Shandwick: Public Affairs Intern

Google

Chris Middleton Stanford University
Google Associate in Trust & Safety

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FEATURED EVENTS

Ron Brown Leaders come together regularly throughout the year for personal and professional development programs. These programs are designed to develop skills in our Leaders or introduce them to career opportunities with our Corporate Partners.
ANNUAL AMERICAN JOURNEY AWARDS

The Ronald H. Brown American Journey Award was established in 2009 to honor outstanding Americans who exemplify the vision and transformative ideals of Ronald H. Brown (1941-1996).  Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards are granted to individuals who have developed opportunities and fostered the achievements of others.

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RON BROWN LEADERS SUMMIT

The Ron Brown Leaders Summit brings together students and alumni in our Ron Brown Leaders Network with corporate partners for a day of networking and professional development.

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RON BROWN SCHOLAR ANNUAL
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Held every summer. Scholars use this special event as a time to reconnect with one another, our friends and partners while enjoying in professional development sessions, networking receptions and engaging keynote speakers..

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OUR PARTNERS

When corporations become Leaders Network Partners, they engage with both Scholars and Captains for recruiting and professional development purposes. Our current
partners are:

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If you’re interested in partnering with the Ron Brown Leaders Program or have any questions, please use the contact form below or an alternate method listed to the left.
CONTACT INFORMATION
  • 485 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 206
    Charlottesville VA 22901

  • (434) 964-1588

  • hduke@ronbrown.org

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If you are interested in partnering with us, please use the form below and indicate which company you represent. We’ll get back to you within one business day.