The College Counseling Department of Saint Ignatius High School exists to collaborate with and directly assist students, and their parents, in the college selection process, to work one-on-one with students in the admission process to help them make college choices that meet their academic, spiritual, personal, and financial needs.
Congratulations to graduating senior Maurice Ware on being named Saint Ignatius High School’s first Ron Brown Scholar. Maurice will be attending Yale University in the fall.
Established in 1996 by the CAP Charitable Foundation, The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) began awarding college scholarships to young African American students of outstanding promise to honor the legacy of service of the late Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown. As the first African American to serve in the cabinet as Secretary of Commerce and the first to serve as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Ron Brown was a figure of global prominence, respected for his intelligence, political savvy and leadership. Since 1996, the Ron Brown Scholar Program has evolved to provide Scholars with more than just academic opportunities, fostering both the strong commitment of service and dedication to future leadership that Ron Brown helped embody. Now in its 20th year, the program has recognized 396 award recipients to-date. Out of the approximately 6,000 applications received annually, the RBSP awards 20 or more new scholarships in the amount of $40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 years) to talented high school seniors.