Barb Brown Memorial Scholarship

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Barb BrownAfter graduating from Southern Illinois University, Barb Brown taught in the department of political science, and taught American government and democracy classes to international students through a summer program funded by the U.S. State Department. She later served as Clerk of the Courts in Randolph County, Illinois.

She was a co-founder of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, vice-chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois, co-founder of Southwestern Illinois Democratic Women, founder of Southern Illinois Democratic Women, and former chairwoman of the Randolph County Democratic Central Committee. She attended and was a nine-time delegate to the Democratic National Convention, a two-time candidate for Illinois' 58th State Senate District, and served notable roles in the campaigns of President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama.

Proceeds of the fund will be used to continue the service and teaching legacy of Dr. Brown. The purpose and intent of the fund are to enrich the educational opportunities for students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and promote the principle that public higher education shares a responsibility to encourage public service and serve the public good by addressing the challenges which confront our communities.

A scholarship may be provided to an SIU Carbondale student/incoming student that articulates or demonstrates an interest in public service or public good during the course of their education. The preference is for a female student with a diploma from a southern Illinois high school.

Application Process
To apply for this scholarship opportunity, you must complete the application via SIU AcademicWorks.

Please be sure to answer the supplemental questions in order to complete your SIU Academic Works application for this scholarship.

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Your Support
The Barb Brown Memorial Endowment was established by many donors through the Institute to honor the life and legacy of Barbara L. Brown, Ph.D.

You can support the Barbara Brown Memorial Endowment by making your tax-deductible donation online today.