Become a Friend of the Program

Since the inception of the Ron Brown Scholar Program in 1996, our friends and sponsors have helped us succeed.  We depend upon their support to advance higher education and improve the lives of intellectually gifted and public service-minded African Americans, thus accelerating their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities.

We invite you to become a sponsor of the Ron Brown Scholar Program to help today’s youth become the leaders of tomorrow.  Your assistance is not limited to financial support. You can also become a Ron Brown Friend – by contributing in many different ways.

Ways to Become a Friend of the Ron Brown Scholar Program

Sponsors
We collaborate with some of the leading private corporations and non-profit organizations in the world to help further the success of our Scholars. We work with each of our sponsors on a customized relationship.  For example, our sponsors provide regular internships, support specific programs and community service projects, and hold local alumni and cultivation events. In exchange, many Scholars pursue careers with them, helping to expand their pools of exceptional talent.

Mentors
Ron Brown Scholars attending college need mentors to help them succeed and flourish while in school.  The Ron Brown Scholar Program creates a strong family bond among Scholars that continues in their post-graduate and professional careers.  Many of our friends and partners continue to mentor Scholars into their adult lives, providing not only guidance but also friendship, camaraderie and job opportunities.

Committee and Board Members
Active members serve on our Board of Trustees and Advisory Board and help support the Program in a variety of ways.  Some of these members help guide strategic development of the Program and ensure that the Program fulfills its core mission. Others serve on our Selection Committee and volunteer to interview Scholar candidates.

Volunteers
The Ron Brown Scholar Program has an amazing cadre of volunteers who support the Program in many different capacities. Volunteers work in our offices, help read and review Scholar applications, staff events, make phone calls, and participate in other activities to advance the Program and our Scholars. 

Contribute
Your contributions are essential to assist Ron Brown Scholars realize their full potential.  We depend upon your support to provide Scholars with the financial resources to attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the country and carry out Ron Brown’s legacy of service.  With your help, the Ron Brown Scholar Program will continue to serve as the leading African American scholarship program in the country.

Find out how you can support the Ron Brown Scholar Program.