Michael Brown Scholarship Fund to Help Siblings Attend College

Scholarship campaign already raised more than $24,000

Michael Brown
Michael Brown (Image: Facebook)

Michael Brown (Image: Facebook)

With Michael Brown’s chances of earning a college degree being robbed from him, two organizations are coming together and making it their duty to help his younger siblings fulfill the opportunity that was taken from him.

The Wisconsin Hope Lab, which works to minimize barriers faced by students from all backgrounds that could prevent them from attaining a higher education, is working with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County to create the “Mike Brown College Scholarship.” The scholarship fund will not only honor the unarmed teen who was killed by a Ferguson, Missouri cop, but will also raise funds to provide Brown’s three siblings with full-ride scholarships to the colleges of their choice.

“Mike’s mom deserves to see her other children cross the finish line and receive their diplomas — I want to support her doing that,” Wisconsin Hope Lab Director Sara Goldrick-Rab tells Channel 3000.

The scholarship is funded through a crowd fund campaign that has already raised more than $24,000 with one university president, who wishes to remain anonymous, offering to provide a debt-free education at his institution to Brown’s two sisters and brother.

To learn more about the scholarship fund and find out how you can donate, head to  the “Mike Brown College Scholarship” GoFundMe page.

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  • jhenry

    although I am a proud black American, I would not want one of my kids to receive a scholarship in memory of Mike Brown. All about education, just not about the shady circumstances of this one.

  • gmb

    It is so nice that a scholarship fund for other kids will be setup in memory of Michael Brown. It is nice to know other kids will be taught how to rob stores, intimate owners of stores, and attack police. How nice.

    What is wrong with some people?

    • Orlando coombs

      What’s wrong with you. The kid is dead. Lets make sure his siblings don’t go that route.

  • Orlando coombs

    The kid was murdered in cold blood. He was not in the commission of a crime. A scholarship in his name is most appropriate.