Removing financial barriers — one promise at a time

The Brown Promise has made the dream of a Brown education possible for many exceptional students. Through an ongoing giving challenge, we're seeking to make it a permanent part of Brown's financial aid programs.

A Lasting Promise


How we're making it a permanent part of Brown's financial aid programs.

In just a few short years, The Brown Promise has already made a lasting impact. Launched in 2018, The Promise removes loans from all undergraduate financial aid packages awarded by Brown and replaces them with scholarships. Without the burden of excessive debt, students from moderate-income backgrounds have the freedom to not only choose Brown but thrive here. 

The Brown Promise Challenge

Now as we look to the future, we want to make sure that generations of Brunonians to come have the same opportunity. By completing a $100 million endowment, we look to make The Brown Promise a permanent piece of the University's financial landscape.

To that end, a group of leadership donors has created The Brown Promise Challenge. All gifts made will be matched 1:1 to The Brown Promise endowment. Make your gift and make this promise an everlasting one.



For information about specific financial aid giving opportunities, contact:

Shelley Roth P’17, P’20
Director of Development for Academic Initiatives
+1 (401) 863-6162