New Scholarship Fund for African Students Established at Brown University

Brown University, the Ivy League college in Providence, Rhode Island, has announced the establishment of the Advancing Africa Scholarship Fund. So far nearly $6 million has been pledged to endow the new fund.

Recipients of the new scholarship will be asked to sign a pledge to return to their native African countries for at least two years following their graduation from Brown. Recipients may defer returning to Africa until completing graduate education. When they return to Africa, scholarship recipients will be entitled to a monthly stipend for a period of two years.

Currently there are 36 students from sub-Saharan African nations at Brown University. Eighteen are undergraduates, 17 are graduate students, and one is a medical school student.