Brown University Receives Donation of USD 25M, Goes Need Blind for International Students


Samarpita Goswami
Updated on Jun 10, 2022 11:46 AM IST

Donations worth USD 25 million by the Shoman siblings will allow Brown University to admit international students irrespective of their financial status. Earlier, only domestic applicants got the benefit. 

Brown University Receives Donation of USD 25M, Goes Need Blind for International Students

Brown University has reached its goal of need-blind international student admission with the help of donations by two alumni, Aysha Soman and Omar Soman who have donated USD 25 million.Till now, BU was need-blind only for domestic applicants.

The financial status of international students was taken into consideration to fulfil the admission process up till now. With the donations in the treasury, Brown University can now admit students based on their aptitude and skill.

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Christina H. Paxon, the president of Brown University, thanked the generosity of the siblings as the donations will enable the university to admit more international students without paying heed to their financial resources.

The Shoman Scholarship Fund created in 2007, awards high achieving international students. The Shoman siblings experience at Brown University in the early 2000s was enhanced by the presence of international students which made them focus on the aid for international students.

Omar Soman was found to comment that in a class full of representations from different cultures and backgrounds, the perspective of the students widens and makes them try out new things.

The meagre options for low-income international students made the brother and sister set up the scholarship fund and now the donation is worth USD 25 million. This donation will help Brown University get representatives from all corners of the world.

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Brown Universitys director of admissions for international recruitment, Panetha Ott, is excited about the universitys transition towards accepting international students irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds.

Source: The PIE News

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