Tuesday, December 4, 2012

RonBrown Scholarship Overview

RonBrown Scholars represent an exceptional group of young talented African Americans, who all have a strong dedication to leadership and service.  RonBrown Scholars all graduate from some of the best academic programs in the country and continue to go on to outstanding careers in the arts, law, medicine, business, the sciences and more.  Each has demonstrated their commitment to service and continue that commitment as young professionals through the RonBrown Scholar Community Service Foundation, Ron Brown Scholar Alumni Association and beyond.

Eligibility Requirements

The RonBrown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated RonBrown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. RonBrown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. More than 250 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars since the inception of the Program.

RonBrown Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. Applications are screened during the month of February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the RonBrown Scholar Fund. Finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several Selection Weekend activities. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their applications, interviews and participation in Selection Weekend activities. Notification follows immediately.

Application Deadline

The RonBrown Scholar Program currently has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application):

November 1st - application will be considered for the RonBrown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.

January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.

Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.

Due to the volume of applications received, the RonBrown Scholar Program can only notify semi-finalists and finalists of their status in the competition. This notification will be made in February and March. Winners of the scholarship will be notified by April 1st and names will be posted on the Ron Brown Scholar Program web site in early May.

Scholarship Conditions

RonBrown Scholarships may be used to supplement benefits from the college or university a student plans to attend and from other foundations or organizations. Scholars may use the scholarship to cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, room and board, computers, health insurance, and other college-related expenses.
For further information, please contact us:

RonBrown Scholar Program
1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434 964 1588
Fax: 434 964 1589
E-mail: info@ronbrown.org

For more information and to apply, visit    :  www.ronbrown.org

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