To celebrate the success of Mays Business School and help ensure lasting excellence, Craig C. Brown and Galen Brown committed $1.5 million to create the Craig and Galen Brown Foundation Scholars Program.

The funds will be used to recruit outstanding students — particularly National Merit Scholars — to the Business Honors program at Mays.

Craig C. Brown
Craig C. Brown

Craig C. Brown is involved in international business with his company, Bray International, Inc., and has fond memories of the education he received at Mays Business School. It is his goal and the Brown Foundation’s goal to attract students who can make a difference in the lives of others with these scholarship dollars. The intent of the scholarship program is to recruit eight to 10 students each year to Mays.

The Craig and Galen Brown Foundation established a similar program at Texas A&M more than 20 years ago that provides scholarships to students with outstanding moral character, work ethic and exceptional scholastic and leadership abilities. These students recognize the importance and value of being personally involved in the world through their community, school, charity and other public and private organizations.

“Mays Dean Jerry Strawser has done a fantastic job since taking over in 2001 by putting together a faculty and student body that is outstanding,” Craig Brown said. “Everyone recognizes that Mays Business School has gained international and national recognition, the Business Honors program is first class and the particular emphasis on entrepreneurship within Mays Business School has gained a foothold and is an earmark of the character of Aggies.

He said the Brown Foundation “is trying to do our small part to help Dr. Strawser and Mays Business School reach its goal of being the most outstanding Business Honors program in the United States.”

“The Brown Foundation has been synonymous with students, excellence, and Texas A&M University,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “Their focus on outstanding moral character, work ethic and scholastic and leadership abilities is completely aligned with that of our Business Honors program. We are so appreciative of their generosity and commitment to our school and our students.”

About Mays Business School

Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.