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Brown Brothers Harriman Undergraduate Fund
Application status: Closed

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), in conjunction with its 150th Anniversary in 1968, established a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to employees’ children who are attending college or university.

Each year the Trustees of the Fund make available a specified sum for scholarships to be awarded on a competitive basis. The amount of the scholarship awards may vary depending upon the financial need of the applicants and their families. Maximum validity of an award is four years.

Recipients of BBH Undergraduate Fund Scholarship must attend a college or university that offers a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Sciences degree (or the equivalent) and that is accredited under the Scholarship America criteria for the relevant jurisdiction.

All phases of the scholarship competition, including selection of recipients and determination of the scholarship award amount, are handled by Scholarship America, a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Brown Brothers Harriman Undergraduate Fund, BBH, its Partners and employees have no role in nor responsibility for the selection of award recipients or administration of the Program.


Applicants must be dependent* children of salaried, full-time employees of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., or any of its subsidiaries, who have a minimum of two (2) years continuous employment with the company as of the application deadline date (April 16) and remain employed as of the initial scholarship award date.

Children of deceased or retired employees are also eligible.

* Dependent children are defined as sons, daughters, stepsons, stepdaughters, legally adopted children or legal wards supported solely by the guardian.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university.


Financial need will be considered. Recipients who demonstrate no financial need or do not provide financial information, will be eligible to receive an award of $2,000. Honorarium or “no-need” scholarships are limited to no more than 25% of the funds awarded each year in scholarships and are $2,000 per year.

Awards are renewable up to three (3) years or until a bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever occurs first. A student must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in a full-time course of study at a four-year college or university. Those who do not maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA will be considered on probation and will receive notice that they are to submit a transcript of their next term grades. Providing that probation term GPA is at or above a 3.0, the student will be eligible for renewal.


All applicants will be notified by email in mid-June.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award. Recipients whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information will be eligible to receive an honorarium only.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any Partner or employee of BBH play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Scholarship America as final.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of BBH. Payments are made in one installment in mid- August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are payable to the school the student will attend.

Students attending an international school may request payment be made directly to them if the college or university will not accept a check from a second party. In that case, the international student must provide proof of enrollment before a wire transfer can be made. Awards are wired to all Non-U.S. scholarship recipients once proof of enrollment and wire form has been received.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Applicants outside the U.S. must provide the following materials:

  • English translations for all non-English documents
  • Legible photocopies of the following educational documents from the past four years:
    • Academic record (transcript of grades)
    • Secondary school credential/diploma/certificate, if earned.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 29, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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