The Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Brown Annual Fund (BAF) Scholarship provides financial aid for exceptional African American and Black students at Brown. Created in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Walkout of 1968, the scholarship is one of the University's newest additions to its growing efforts to cultivate a fully diverse and inclusive Brown.

Be an agent of change

Support diversity at Brown by giving to the IPC BAF Scholarship today.


Since the scholarship was announced at the 2018 Black Alumni Reunion, it has received resounding support from the Brown alumni community. To get the scholarship off the ground, they had to raise $100,000 in just nine months. Instead, they hit their goal in just four months and raised $130,000 in total—enabling the launch of the scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.

Support for the scholarship has continued to grow exponentially. The scholarship has expanded to cumulatively support eight students since its launch.

Being a recipient of this scholarship is incredible. People who don't even know me are rooting for me and my success. Knowing that others want to see me win and beat the odds makes me want to do just that and more.

Zakiyah Whitaker '23 IPC BAF Scholarship recipient
Zakiyah Whitaker '23

IPC Brown Annual Fund Scholarship Challenge

through June 30, 2022

All gifts to the IPC BAF Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar—up to $500,000.

This generous challenge match is sponsored by University Chancellor Samuel M. Mencoff ’78, P’11, P’15 and Ann S. Mencoff P’11, P’15, along with Holly R. Hagens ’93 and Todd Sisitsky; Jill Cowan P’23 and Stephen Davis P’23; Bernadette Aulestia ’94, P’23 and Kristian E. Lynch ’94, P’23; and David M. Togut ’86, P’20 and Tracy E. Elstein ’86, P’20.

For information about specific giving opportunities, please contact:

Alyssia Coates, Ph.D.
Director of Development for Diversity and Inclusion
+1 (574) 276-2434


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