About the Awards

The Ronald H. Brown American Journey Award was established in 2009 to honor outstanding Americans who exemplify the vision and transformative ideals of Ronald H. Brown (1941-1996).  Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards are granted to individuals who have developed opportunities and fostered the achievements of others.  Like the late Ron Brown, these role models demonstrate through their life experiences the importance of mentoring, service and nurturance of a network of leaders in America.  They embody the spirit of the Ron Brown Scholar Program mission and serve as a model to which Scholars should aspire.