The Board of Overseers of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University has established the Ruth J. Simmons Scholarship in Urban Education Policy. The permanent scholarship will be awarded annually to a Brown University graduate student in the Department of Education’s Master's in Urban Education Policy (UEP) program, the establishment of which was encouraged by President Simmons. Since its launch in 2006, 75 graduates have completed the UEP program.

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