The Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Brown Annual Fund (BAF) Scholarship supports exceptional African American and Black students at Brown through financial aid. Created in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Walkout of 1968, the scholarship is one of the newest avenues for donors to help 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, donors contributed $130,000 in just four months — enabling the launch of the scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.

In the last three years, donor support of the IPC BAF Scholarship has continued to grow exponentially, cumulatively supporting 18 students and creating a community of recipients and supporters.

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

Impact funds, like the IPC Brown Annual Fund Scholarship, are part of the Brown Annual Fund family. Donor support of these giving options amplifies a key University priority. Your gift made to an impact fund will be used where it's most needed within the fund's focus area, empowering the University to be strategic and effective with every dollar.

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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