As the University’s primary vehicle for unrestricted support, The Brown Fund provides vital funding where it’s most needed across College Hill. 

One of our greatest areas of need is financial aid. With The Brown Fund, we’re able to make a Brown education possible for the most talented students from every income stratum. Unbound by limitations, The Brown Fund enables the University to nimbly respond to today’s most pressing needs and harness emerging opportunities.

Give to The Brown Fund

Support Brown where it's most needed.


The Brown Fund supports:

  • Sustaining financial aid and ensuring that we can keep our promise to meet 100% of every undergraduate student’s demonstrated need. 
  • Recruiting and retaining world-class faculty.
  • Funding innovative, self-directed learning opportunities for students.
  • Bolstering the graduate student experience.

Stories of Impact

Brown Fund Scholarship

Since 1990, Brown Fund Scholarships have helped bring countless students to College Hill. Each scholarship provides financial aid for a deserving undergraduate student who otherwise may not have been able to afford a Brown education.

Establishing a Named Brown Fund Scholarship requires a four- or five-year commitment of $25,000+ per year or a one-time gift of $100,000. Interested donors can also create a Named Brown Fund International Scholarship for $30,000+ per year.

The Brown Fund Scholarship Challenge

July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Brown Fund Scholarships. To commemorate the occasion, we've launched The Brown Fund Scholarship Challenge.

The first $25,000 of each new or renewed Brown Fund Named Scholarship will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Challenge dollars will support the creation of 20 new Brown Fund Scholarships. With need for financial aid anticipated to increase by up to 15% this year, support for these scholarships is all the more critical.

Want to learn more about The Brown Fund? Contact us at [email protected]

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