The N. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship offers two $1,000.00 awards to deserving New Brunswick High School graduating seniors who will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall 2016. The scholarships will be awarded to students who have at least a “B” average in Mathematics and who seek a career in Engineering, Education or other pursuits where his/her mathematical interests may be applied. The students must be in the top 25% of their class, have a financial need and be ambitious, highly motivated, and well respected by their fellow students and the faculty.


The application for the N. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship must be completed and submitted by Monday, May 2, 2016.


The recipients of the N. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarships will be recognized at the New Brunswick Education Foundation’s (NBEF) Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 17, 2016 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison, NJ. The actual scholarship awards, with a written designation for use, will be forwarded on behalf of the recipients directly to the college or university that they attend.


The late N. Fred Brown graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1946. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan. Upon returning home from active duty, he attended Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1951 graduating with a major in Accounting and a minor in Mathematics, having also earned teaching credits at Carmichael High School in Southwest, Pennsylvania.


Mr. Brown began his career at Johnson and Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ on the staff of the statistical department. He was subsequently informed by fellow New Brunswick Presbyterian Church members and NBHS teachers, Ester and Wycliffe McCracken that a NBHS Mathematics teacher opening was available and he was encouraged to apply. With the full support of his college sweetheart and new wife, Mary, Mr. Brown applied for the job at his alma mater and began a rewarding and distinguished teaching career at NBHS spanning 35 years. His love for the game of golf served him well as the coach of the NBHS golf team for many years.


Additionally, he was well-known for managing his family’s business, H.W. Brown Hardware, a New Brunswick-based hardware store, founded by his parents.


Upon retiring from the New Brunswick Public Schools, Mr. Brown taught for 15 years at the Rutgers University Cook College Turf Management Program. He continued to help students by actively tutoring as well as providing them with guidance for their career paths. Mr. Brown took great pleasure in attending high school reunions where he reconnected with former students and colleagues. His life was extraordinary, and he made a tremendous impact in the New Brunswick Public Schools and on the entire community.


For more information on The N. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship, contact the NBEF Office via email at: scholarships@nbefonline.org