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Brown Scholars

About the Brown Scholars Program

C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown established the Brown Community Health Scholarship in 2007 to train leaders committed to eliminating health disparities in Baltimore.

The Browns come from modest means and they decided that they wanted to give back to the community. Active philanthropists in Baltimore for many years now, the couple has focused on health, the arts and education. Sylvia Brown has served on the Bloomberg School’s Health Advisory Board since 2004. Eddie Brown is the founder of Brown Capital Management.

“Our major goal is to improve the health outcomes of low-income families in Baltimore,” say the Browns. They want the scholars to use their academic knowledge and research in the community for an extended time and make a significant, transformative impact.

The Scholarship

The scholarship provides full tuition and an annual $20,000 living stipend for the doctoral program at the Bloomberg School (up to five years). Scholarship recipients also receive a $10,000 research award to launch a community health project. Small research stipends such as these act as seed money to allow doctoral students to begin their research and practice agenda.

Faculty Mentors

Each scholar is paired with a Bloomberg School faculty mentor who makes a strong commitment to the student’s success in achieving excellence in urban community health research in Baltimore. The faculty mentor works closely with the scholar on academic planning, research and practice agendas, and to assure a successful career trajectory.