VANCOUVER, Wash. — In the fall, the John Robert Brown Endowed Scholarship for Emerging Scholars at Washington State University Vancouver will fund a full year’s tuition for five outstanding students transferring from southwest Washington’s Clark College and Lower Columbia College, and Oregon’s Clackamas Community College, Mt. Hood Community College and Portland Community College.

John Robert Brown grew up in Vancouver, where he and his family once owned and farmed the property that is now the WSU Vancouver campus. An Army veteran of World War II and postal worker, Brown carried on the responsibilities of the family farm for many years. Before his death in 1994, he established this scholarship to enable college students to obtain a higher education degree at the campus that once was his home. The endowment is the largest individual gift in the campus’ history.

Renewable for up to two years, the scholarship is a competitive award. Scholarships will be awarded based on evidence of academic excellence and emerging scholarship, as well as demonstrated leadership and social involvement. Recipients must be new students who transfer to WSU Vancouver with 40 or more quarter credits of transferable work from one of the five designated community colleges, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, enroll full-time at WSU Vancouver and apply for admission prior to June 1.

For more information on this scholarship or to receive an application, call 360/546-9568, visit WSU Vancouver Scholarship List and Application or visit WSU Vancouver’s Office of Student Services. Application deadline is June 1.