The JB Brown Fund awards college scholarships to hard working and much-deserving residents in USA Properties’ communities. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and adults attending two- or four-year colleges or universities. Recipients are attending University of California campuses, California state universities, private universities, community colleges and professional colleges. So far, 21 students have received a total of 42 scholarships since the program started in 2011. Applications are available from USA community managers or LifeSTEPS on-site social workers. Applications are available twice a year.
Jamel anticipates earning a Bachelor of Science degree in transportation engineering within the next two years. His ultimate professional goal is to work as a professional engineer in the transportation field. He is particularly excited to have co-authored a scientific article that is being prepared for publication. This experience gave him valuable insight on how to conduct a study as well as how to communicate scientific data and results. Jamel will be the first member in his generation to graduate from college.