Research and Education

The Thomas R. Brown Foundations have provided grants in support of educational institutions and programs, seeing a natural link between investing in research and education and building a brighter future.


University of Arizona

The Thomas R. Brown Foundations have had a longstanding partnership with the University of Arizona. UA graduates were key in the success of Burr-Brown. Strengthening university programs and faculty in engineering, management, economics education and science is a way to give back to a community partner that made much of Burr-Brown's success possible. The UA drives tremendous economic development for the state and southern Arizona and is an excellent place to invest.

We have endowed several academic chairs at the University of Arizona for research, education, and innovation.

Scholarship Support

The Foundations believe that the UA is one of the most important assets of our community. By supporting the best students, as well as the best faculty and great programs, we are making an investment in the future of our community and supporting the leaders of the future. Below are the scholarship programs supported by the Foundations:

Click here to read more about the scholarships supported by the Brown Foundation.

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The Brown Foundations are fortunate to partner with many amazing organizations and programs that are working to improve the quality of education in the community. Our educational grants are in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and reflect the belief that education and training are fundamental to increasing advancement and productivity for individuals and our community as a whole.

Click here for our grant guidelines.

Brown Family Schools

In addition to the University of Arizona, the Thomas R. Brown Foundations support scholarships at a number of schools and universities connected to Thomas R. Brown and the Brown Family.