The Bruce Maitland Brown Fund for Study Abroad was established in 2017 to create greater accessibility to long-term study abroad opportunities for students who otherwise would not have considered the possibility of international travel and immersion. Grants of $2,500 will be given annually to students attending Lawrence-affiliated or -sponsored international study programs that are a term, semester, or academic year in length. Applicants should have demonstrated financial need and have not previously studied abroad. Priority will be given to applicants who are first generation college students.
Bruce Maitland Brown ’69 was a member of WLFM-FM Radio, the soccer team and graduated from Lawrence with a government major. In 1973 he earned his M.A. in public administration from the University of Kentucky. Bruce has served in various administrative and philanthropic positions throughout his career. Bruce and his wife, Lainie, have one son, Carter Houston Brown who is a 2015 graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and who studied abroad in Wales and Australia. Bruce has stayed actively involved with Lawrence as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1993-1997, a member of the Lawrence University Alumni Association Board of Directors, and in numerous additional volunteer and leadership positions. He remains deeply connected to Lawrence and established this fund to enable study abroad participation to aid in individual students’ growth as they actively engage with social, cultural and educational practices different than their own.