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ERIC Number: EJ832320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-20
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
A Scholarship Program where Students Give Back
Masterson, Kathryn
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n24 pA1 Feb 2009
Alumni of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, young adults selected for their intellect, leadership skills, service, and financial need, are finding success in the law, government, science, business, medicine, and the arts. Yet they remain tied to the scholarship program, contributing to its continued success by donating money and volunteer hours to create opportunities for others. Many colleges talk about instilling a culture of philanthropy in their alumni: the Ron Brown program hits on what philanthropy experts say are key ingredients, fostering a spirit of belonging, offering a way to contribute to social change, and providing continued value in graduates' lives. Although the program is relatively young and its alumni base small, its success in encouraging a giveback culture may offer lessons for other institutions looking to strengthen alumni ties and donations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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