In order to help do their part for those affected by Hurricane Maria, Brown University is offering tuition-free enrollment for students from the University of Puerto Rico.
‘The opportunity for us to welcome exceptional students and scholars to College Hill…’
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According to a press release from Brown, the school will enroll up to 50 students, even helping them with travel and housing. “Partnering with the University of Puerto Rico offers the opportunity for us to welcome exceptional students and scholars to College Hill to continue their research and education while their campuses work to reopen,” Brown Provost Richard Locke explained, according to the release.
The school also aims to help those affected in Puerto Rico by sending needed items. “Even as the Brown community is supporting relief agencies in providing food, water, medicine and other basic living essentials to the people of Puerto Rico, we also are contributing in ways that align with our core strengths of teaching and research,” added Brown President Christina Paxson.
The school is also accepting faculty members from the University of Puerto Rico. So far, while concerning students, 15 have enrolled so far with over 60 students have applied, according to The Hill.
Brown University offered similar aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina
This is not the first time Brown had offered aid to students displaced by a storm; back in 2005, the school accepted students who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, according to NBC.