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The UCAC Elmer Brown Scholarship

The scholarship

The Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC) was founded in 1994 by Elmer J. Brown Sr., community leader, successful businessman, and education advocate.  He was not afforded the opportunities of higher education, but he believed that you should never stop learning.  In 2019, UCAC created a scholarship in Mr. Brown’s honor believing his mantra could have been from a quote by Francis Bacon, “Knowledge is Power” 

The UCAC Elmer Brown Scholarship is $1000 and is non-renewable.  The eligibility requirements for the scholarship are that the student must be: 1) Black/African American, 2) a St. Mary’s County resident, 3) a St. Mary’s County current year public or private high school graduate with at least a 2.5 GPA, 4) accepted to an Historical Black College or University (HBCU) or technical or trade school. 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela.  UCAC is proud to be a part of the educational pursuits of our scholarship winners.  Congratulations to the awardees of the UCAC Elmer Brown Scholarship.


Jordan Beaton, a graduate of Ryken High School with plans to major in civil engineering at Morgan State University.


George Rivers III, a graduate of Leonardtown High School with plans to major in engineering at Virginia State University. 

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