Alexander Brown Memorial Scholarship

Helping solid organ transplant recipients make a positive impact

The Alexander Brown Memorial Scholarship is open to solid organ transplant recipients who aspire to better themselves through higher education. High school seniors who will be graduating from high school in the upcoming spring term and who plan to attend an accredited technical, 2-year, or 4-year institution, or students who are currently enrolled in an accredited technical, 2-year, or 4-year institution are eligible to apply. We hope that the recipients of this scholarship will continue forward in making a positive impact in the world.


  • Be a solid organ transplant recipient
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Planning to begin classes at an accredited technical, 2-year, or 4-year institution in the United States in the upcoming academic year.


Scholarships will be awarded based on:

  • academics
  • extracurricular activities & leadership
  • references
  • scholastic potential

Additional information

Scholarship awards are one-time awards. The amounts awarded to a selected recipient may be used for tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and health insurance. All scholarships will be paid directly to a recipient’s school and must be used for the upcoming academic year. Award disbursement is contingent upon the outside scholarship policies of a recipient’s college or university.

How to apply

  1. Read through the eligibility to confirm you meet the requirements for the scholarship opportunity 
  2. Please prepare and submit the following items 
    1. Resume 
    2. Transcript 
    3. Essay 
      1. As you reflect on your experience as a solid organ transplant recipient, how has that influenced your continued education commitment and your future goals? 
    4. Request two letters of recommendation 
      1. One community letter of recommendation 
      2. One academic letter of recommendation 
Alexander Brown

About the donor

Alexander “Sandy” Brown was a Denver native and Colorado businessman who embodied the values of determination, hard work, and the importance of family and education. His character was highlighted by an incomparable joy of life. When one of Sandy’s four daughters became ill and had to undergo a kidney transplant, he put those skills of determination into action and became a passionate advocate for organ donation and transplantation, contributing to a number of transplant-related causes. Sandy recognized what the gift of life, an organ transplant, meant to his family and understood what a college degree could mean to someone who had already faced so many of life’s challenges. In that spirit, Sandy’s friends created this memorial scholarship.