The Ron Brown Scholar Program provides scholarship awards to African-American high school seniors who are excelling in their academics, exhibiting exceptional leadership potential, and actively serving in community service activities.
Applicants must be US citizens or must have a permanent resident visa card. They must also be able to demonstrate financial need, and must be in high school. The scholarship awards are not available to current college students.
From thousands of applications, a few finalists will be chosen and invited to participate in a weekend selection process normally in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the CAP Charitable Foundation. They will be interviewed by members of the Ron Brown Selection Committee, and will be 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.
Recipients can use the funds to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board, computers, health insurance, and other college-related expenses at an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Any field of study can be chosen.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JANUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $10,000.
For more details, visit www.ronbrown.org