NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Kaplan Educational Foundation, which helps disadvantaged minority community college students complete their associate’s degrees and transfer to top U.S. colleges and universities, presented its 2017 College Partner Award to Brown University at the Foundation’s annual gala on June 21 in New York City. The Award recognizes Brown University’s long-standing efforts to increase access among diverse students, including community college transfers and those from disadvantaged communities, by committing resources, developing support programs, and fostering a campus culture that meaningfully includes these students in all facets of the academic experience. A centerpiece initiative is Brown’s Resumed Undergraduate Education (R.U.E.) Program, which offers enrollment and support services to older students returning to college at least six years after high school.
About the Kaplan Educational Foundation
The Kaplan Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity launched in 2006 with funding from Kaplan, Inc. executives. Its comprehensive program provides financial aid, academic support, leadership skills development, and cultural enrichment for low-income, high-potential, underrepresented community college students seeking to transfer to highly selective four-year schools. For more information about the Foundation, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year, please visit www.kaplanedfoundation.org.
About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, R.I., and founded in 1764, Brown University is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution and the seventh-oldest college in the U.S. Brown is a leading research university where talented students and accomplished faculty collaborate to blend deep content knowledge across many disciplines to address the defining challenges of a complex and changing world. At the heart of the University’s teaching, research and scholarship is a commitment to academic excellence, intellectual freedom and making an impact to better serve people, communities and society. The University is home to undergraduate and graduate programs plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering and the School of Professional Studies.