The Brawley Fund

The Brawley Fund, named after Bucknell's first African American graduate, Edward McKnight Brawley, provides funds for student activities that promote learning outside of the classroom, such as research and internship opportunities. This fund also supports students who were underrepresented in these areas in the past.

Selection Process

The Brawley Fund selection committee meets quarterly to review funding proposals and decide where to allocate funds. The committee reserves the right to have an independent academic evaluation of any proposal to be considered during the final evaluation process.

If the committee finds merit in a proposal but feels that such proposal needs more clarification or documentation, the proposal will be returned to the student for revisions. The committee will allow students one opportunity to resubmit their proposal with revisions. The committee also reserves the right to recommend funding at a level different from that sought by the student submitting the proposal.

Each proposal chosen will be selected by a simple majority vote by the committee.

Application Process

Formal applications requesting funds will be reviewed by the selection committee on a quarterly basis. Application deadlines are:

  • Sept. 15
  • Nov. 15
  • Feb. 15
  • April 15

To be considered for funds, students must fill out the application.

Please email with any questions.


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