Brown University received a $20 million donation from Joseph P. Healey, co-founder of HealthCor, to create more scholarship opportunities for veteran students, the school announced.
Healey is a United States army veteran and also has family ties to the university.
With half of the funding, the Elaine and Joseph Healey Scholarship will be developed. The remaining $10 million will create scholarships for students in Brown’s Resumed Undergraduate Education program, which supports students whose studies were interrupted due to family, financial or military circumstances, Brown reported.
Last year, Brown committed to doubling undergraduate enrollment for U.S. military veterans by 2024, according to the university.
“A Brown degree is a ticket that opens doors for the rest of your life,” said Healey in a statement. “To give veterans who have served our country a chance to attend Brown — the way that Brown gave that chance to my mom, and the military gave a chance to me — was a unique opportunity to return an investment that was made in my mother and in me.”