A Tradition of Honor

A Tradition of Honor

Honor the legacy of Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner by providing scholarships to children of their fellow Sailors.

A Tradition of honor

When Jesse Brown fell during the Korean War, Tom Hudner and his shipmates took up a collection for Jesse’s daughter’s college fund. The Brown Hudner Navy Scholarship Foundation continues the tradition of honoring the qualified students of Navy Sailors by offering scholarship grants. If you’d like to express gratitude to those who have served and sacrificed for our nation, we invite you to support the Brown Hudner Navy Scholarship Foundation.


Watch the trailer for the feature film “Devotion” about the friendship, service, and sacrifice of Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown.


Scholarship Criteria

We invite children of Sailors to apply for our scholarship program. Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Child of an active duty, reserve, honorably discharged, or fallen Sailor
  • GPA of at least 2.0
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Planning to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or health science

An Organization Managed With Excellence

The Brown Hudner Scholarship Foundation is managed by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF). The MCSF maintains the public trust earned over half a century with responsible management and fiscal transparency. The trust of our investors has been validated by leading charity watchdogs. The MCSF has earned an Accredited Charity rating from the Better Business Bureau, 4/4 stars in accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, and Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.