In September 2004, Sidney E. Frank, a member of the class of 1942, made a gift of $100 million to Brown University—the largest gift in the University’s history—to establish an endowed scholarship fund that will provide financial assistance for the neediest undergraduate students at Brown University who could not otherwise afford the full cost of tuition and other costs of receiving an education at Brown. Recipients of the scholarships from this fund will be known as “Sidney E. Frank Scholars”.
Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who enter Brown through the Early Admission and Regular Admission process will be eligible for consideration as Frank Scholars. Students who entered Brown prior to Fall 2005 or who enter Brown other than through the Early Admission or Regular Admission processes or who are not U.S. citizens will not be eligible for a Frank Scholarship. There is no separate application required. Students who meet the criteria will automatically be considered, assuming that all financial aid application requirements and deadlines are met. Sidney E. Frank Scholars are selected by the Financial Aid Committee and represent students with the greatest financial need from diverse and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students selected as Frank Scholars will be notified through a financial aid award letter, sent by the Office of Financial Aid.
Frank Scholars will be eligible to receive their award throughout their undergraduate years at Brown based on their continuing enrollment and their demonstrated financial need as evaluated by the Office of Financial Aid.