Brown gets $20M to create scholarships for military veterans

Brown University’s iconic Van Wickle Gates. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it has received a $20 million donation to provide scholarships to military veterans.

The donation comes from Joseph P. Healey, a U.S. Army veteran and co-founder of the investment firm HealthCor.

Healey is a parent to two Brown students, and his mother graduated from the school.

University President Christina H. Paxson announced the donation during a Veterans Day ceremony.

Paxson said it marked a “major step” for the school’s efforts to support veterans.

Last year, Brown promised to double the number of veterans enrolled as undergraduates by 2024.

Half of the donation will create a scholarship program for veterans, and half will create scholarships for a Brown program that enrolls students who delayed college because of military service or other commitments.