History of the A. L. Brown Scholarship Fund

In the history of the New England Chapter, there was one man, in particular, who after his retirement, strove energetically to get young people involved in the physics and chemistry of fire. It was Arthur L. Brown who would visit the heads of architectural and engineering schools to arrange to talk to engineering students about careers in fire protection. Mr. Brown was particularly active and devoted to the Chapter's Education Committee and served on it for many years.

During a Board of Directors meeting of the New England Chapter, he suffered a heart attack and despite prompt efforts to assist him, he did not survive.

Mrs. Brown requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her husband's name to go towards education in the field of fire protection. As a result of Mrs. Brown's request, $181.00 was received. This became "seed" money as Rexford Wilson made the recommendation and the Chapter voted to establish a permanent fund in Mr. Brown's name for the promotion of fire protection education. The A. L. Brown Scholarship Fund was established in his name on November 24, 1969.

The first grant in the amount of $100 was awarded in April of 1975 to a WPI student.

Over the past 30 years, the principal of the A. L. Brown Scholarship Fund has grown to an amount in excess of $120,000.00, allowing the New England Chapter to award $5,000 to 16,000 annually. Donate to the A.L. Brown Scholarship Fund here.

Past Recipients

2015 Recipients

Sopheaktra Chhim, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $4,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Jonathan Sajdak, University of Maryland - $2,500
Alex Riley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,500
Young-Geun You, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,500
Richard Emberly, University of Queensland - $1,000
James Babcock, University of New Haven - $1,000

2014 Recipients

Brianna Gillespie, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $3,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Jamie Pierce, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,000
Mariela Qirici, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,000
Jonathan Sajdak, University of Maryland - $1,000
Minchao (Matt) Yin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000

2013 Recipients

Barbara Hall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $4,500 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Christine Pongratz - University of Maryland - $3,500
James Babcock, University of New Haven - $1,500
Shaine Grogan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,500
Shawn Mahoney, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,500
Lauren Waring, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,500

2012 Recipients

Matthew Bourque, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $3,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Christine Pongratz, University of Maryland - $1,500
Richard Emberley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,500
Brandon Poole, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Joshua Lloyd, Western New England College - $1,000

2011 Recipients

Danielle Antonellis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $3,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Stephen Jaskolka, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,000
Minkyu Lee, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Valerie Adams, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Matthew Connolly, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
James McLaughlin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Joshua Lloyd, Western New England College - $1,000

2010 Recipients

Yanxuan Xie, Worcester Polytechnic Institute – $4,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Richard Emberley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute – $3,000
Kacee Lawlor, University of New Haven – $2,000
Joshua Lloyd, Western New England College – $1,000
Ryan Ganser, University of Maryland – $1,000
John Mahoney, Oklahoma State University – $1,000
Timothy Hagerman, University of New Haven – $1,000

2009 Recipients 

Richard Emberley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $3,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Brandon Finzel, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Tracy Golinveaux, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Cathleen Childers, University of Maryland, $1,000
Shawn Mahoney, University of New Haven, $1,000

2008 Recipients 

Robert Accosta, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $3,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Robert Viall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,000
Patrick Mitchell, University of New Haven - $2,000

2007 Recipients

Eric Montplaisir, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $3,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Derek Snow, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,500
Michael Sheehan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,500
Tracy Golinveaux, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,500

2006 Recipients

Christopher Lynch, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $5,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Kevin Toomey, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $3,000
Andrew Biery, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,000
Andrew Ellison, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Brian Kuhn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Kevin Mulins, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000
Andrew Neviackas, University of Maryland - $1,000
Joseph Vaughn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $1,000

2005 Recipients 

Andrew Neviackas, University of Maryland - $7,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Anna McEntee, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $5,000
Mihyun Esther Kim, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,000

2004 Recipient

Brian Carnazza, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $5,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)

2003 Recipients

Daniel Biro, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $5,000 (A.L. Brown Scholarship)
Jason Kahan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,500
Bo-Wen Liang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - $2,500


  
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