The Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence is one of a series of major commitments announced by Brown University in the spring of 2007 to improve education in the Providence public schools and was inspired in part by the report of the University's Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, a three-year research and public affairs project released by the University the preceding fall. Overseen by a committee of the Brown Corporation, the Fund is a permanent endowment which the University has committed to raising in the amount of $10-million.
Proceeds from the Fund support an initiative that provides college scholarships for Providence public high school graduates, intended to encourage academic achievement and access to post-secondary education. The scholarships may be used for any 2- or 4-year accredited college or university. Please review the announcement to learn more about the history of the scholarship program.