Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Brown Foundation Academic Scholarships

Brown Foundation for Education Equity, Excellence and Research
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1515 S.E. Monroe
P.O. Box 4862
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 235-3939      Fax: (785) 235-1001


To provide financial assistance to currently-enrolled college juniors of color who are interested in preparing for a teaching career.


This program is open to members of minority groups entering their junior year of college in preparation for a teaching career.  Applicants must be enrolled at least half time at an institution of higher education with an accredited program in education and have GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Along with their application, they must submit brief essays on:

  • their involvement in school, religious, community, and/or other activities 
  • why they aspire to a career in education, their goals, and the level at which they plan to teach
  • the impact Brown v. the Board of Education has had on the field of education

Selection is based on:

  • the essays
  • GPA
  • school, community, and leisure activities
  • career plans and goals in education
  • and recommendations


Financial data

The stipend is $1,000 per year


2 years (junior and senior years)

Additional information

The first Brown Foundation Scholarships were awarded in 1989

Number awarded

Varies each year; recently, 2 of these scholarships were awarded


March of each year