Program Description

About the Ron Brown Scholarship

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. For more on scholarship conditions click here: Ron Brown Scholarship Conditions

TO APPLY CLICK HERE: Ron Brown Scholarship Application

About the Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program

The Ron Brown Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) is a free program designed to help highly motivated college-bound African American rising high school juniors and seniors navigate the college admissions process by directing them to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available.  These resources include advice and counsel related to college selection, existing prep programs, general guidance and financial aid.  Selected participants will benefit from invaluable peer-to-peer mentorship from Ron Brown Scholars and Captains, who are eager to share their first-hand college admissions and undergraduate experiences. The Ron Brown Scholar Program has a 19-year history of providing navigational resources to African American students.  

We intend to assist parents and guidance counselors help students as they begin their college admission journeys.