The Vernon and Elizabeth Brown Fund, sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, as well as Dr. and Mrs. Scott W. Brown, provides an annual award for graduate students enrolled in the UConn Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
Scott W. Brown is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at UConn’s Neag School of Education, where he has served for nearly 40 years, as well as former head of the Department of Educational Psychology from 1994 to 2001 and again from 2017 to 2019. He also has served as the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for UConn since 2000.
An internationally renowned expert in learning and cognitive processing, Brown has secured millions of dollars in research grants during his tenure and has directed or co-directed numerous research projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and the Carnegie Corporation, focused on such topics as Lyme disease education, marine sciences for deaf students, international negotiations, scientific literacy and teacher education. He has been the longtime co-director of the GlobalEd 2 Project, funded since 2008 by IES. GlobalEd2 is a computerized, problem-based social studies game that has given thousands of middle-school students an opportunity to learn about geography, government, human rights, the environment, and other real-world issues by assigning classrooms to work remotely with other classrooms via online simulations, email, and web-based channels on negotiating international agreements on solutions to water resources, food security, climate change, and other socio-scientific topics.
Scholarship applications for the Vernon and Elizabeth Brown Fund are available online at s.uconn.edu/brownfund.
- Scott Brown Provides Training in Colombia as Fulbright Specialist
- IES Awards Neag School Researchers More Than $10M in Grants
- Scott Brown Named Head of Educational Psychology Department
- Scott Brown Named UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
- $3.5 Million Grant Allows UConn’s GlobalEd2 to Expand Learning and Its Reach