The perpetual support provided by endowed scholarship funds is critical to helping Brown meet its financial aid budget. With Brown’s growing commitment to reducing the loan burden upon our students, financial aid is the fastest-growing item in Brown’s budget. Your gift to help establish an endowed scholarship fund with a preference for a student of color with financial need will help us meet the challenge of providing our students with the competitive financial aid that they need to attend Brown. Please support these dedicated scholars.
Endowed Funds for Affinity Group Scholarships
Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4) Endowed Scholarship
- Goal: $250,000
- Results: Achieved $269,154 (as of July 18, 2012)
The Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4) is a sponsored affinity group of the Brown University Alumni Association’s (BAA) Multicultural Alumni Committee (MAC). A4’s mission is to encourage and facilitate positive experiences and engagement with the University, to act as a conduit and facilitator to adequately address the needs of the Brown Asian and Asian American community, and to build partnerships with members of the greater Brown community. The A4 Endowed Scholarship is a unique philanthropic effort by the Asian and Asian American alumni community to help Brown meet the challenge of attracting the best and brightest young minds to campus by providing the competitive financial aid students need to attend our storied institution.
Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) Endowed Scholarship
- Goal: $250,000
- Results: Achieved $273,507 (as of July 18, 2012)
BULAC serves to maximize the Brown experience for Latinos, to represent Latino alumni, and to support Brown.
The Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) is a sponsored affinity group of the Brown University Alumni Association’s (BAA) Multicultural Alumni Committee (MAC). BULAC’s mission is to maximize the Brown experience for Latinos, to serve as a representative voice for Latino Alumni and to assist in the unification of alumni efforts to further and support the interests of Brown University. The BULAC Endowed Scholarship is a highly visible example of how an engaged alumni community can work together to enable talented students to reap the benefits of a Brown education.
Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Endowed Scholarship
- Goal: $250,000
- Results: Achieved $323,526 (as of July 18, 2012)
The Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Endowed Scholarship is a sponsored affinity group of the Brown University Alumni Association’s (BAA) Multicultural Alumni Committee (MAC). The IPC strengthens Brown University by addressing the needs and concerns of Black alumni while promoting and engaging in productive interactions with current Black students, faculty and staff. With a philosophy that the Brown experience should be optimal for its Black community—at all levels and in all aspects—The IPC Endowed Scholarship was launched in 2008 and continues to demonstrate how a dedicated group of alumni can proactively provide a prosperous, nurturing, enriching and healthy experience to deserving students.
Investment in Diversity Scholarship Endowment
The Investment in Diversity initiative began in 1985 and resulted in the Investment in Diversity Endowed Scholarship. The fund is now valued at over $6.2 million and generates enough income to provide scholarship aid for nine undergraduate students of color. Your gift to this fund will expand the number of students it can support each year and increase the resources available for financial aid.
Juan Carlos, a Mexican American freshman from Pomona, CA is doing very well at Brown and has already taken on a leadership role as the freshman representative to M.E.Ch.A and is a vocalist for Mariachi de Brown, Brown’s official mariachi band. He is also involved in the Interpreters Aid Program at Rhode Island Hospital where he volunteers his time assisting doctors and patients with English/Spanish translations. Juan Carlos has an interest in attending Medical School in the future.
Juan Carlos shared that if it weren’t for the BULAC Endowed Scholarship, he would not have been able to afford to attend Brown. We would like to express our gratitude to the generous community of alumni that came together to make this scholarship available to Juan Carlos. We should be very proud of our community and continue our generosity and support into the future so that Juan Carlos and many other Latino and Hispanic students can have the same opportunities.
Learn more about Juan Carlos and hear his message of thanks in this short video.
Varina Clark ’12