Family of Amos C. Brown, III announce scholarship


The family of the late Amos C. Brown, III, a renowned Indianapolis broadcaster and community advocate, is proud to announce the establishment of the Amos C. Brown, III Scholarship. This initiative aims to honor his enduring legacy by empowering and uplifting the next generation of communicators and community advocates.

The Amos C. Brown, III Scholarship will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who exhibit exceptional academic achievement and a strong commitment to community service. This scholarship is specifically designed for students pursuing majors in communications, including media, public relations, journalism, and related disciplines, emphasizing the importance of impactful storytelling and advocacy.

Priority consideration will be given to students from Marion County schools and minority backgrounds, reflecting Amos C. Brown, III’s dedication to fostering diverse voices and leadership within our communities. Applications for the scholarship will open in Fall 2024, and the first recipient will be named in Spring 2025.

Efforts are currently underway to raise funds for the Amos C. Brown, III Scholarship, which is dedicated to supporting the communicators and community activists of tomorrow. Community members are encouraged to contribute and make a difference. Donations can be made at

In addition, a fundraiser reception will be held on June 26th, hosted by the Hirons Agency. At this event, the inaugural Amos C. Brown, III Legacy Awards will be presented, recognizing outstanding Indianapolis leaders whose contributions in media and community service have positively impacted the fabric of the Indianapolis community.

Amos C. Brown III was a Hall of Fame broadcaster and community activist whose career in Indianapolis spanned over 40 years. He excelled in various roles, including executive, on-air talent, and newspaper columnist. As the longest-tenured African-American broadcaster at the time, his radio show, “Afternoons with Amos,” on Radio One’s AM1310, The Light, captivated audiences and became a city staple. His insightful column, “Just Tellin’ It,” in the Indianapolis Recorder tackled pressing issues facing the African-American community, from politics to social justice. A tireless advocate for the voiceless and numerous causes, Amos C. Brown III’s legacy as a champion of the people and a voice for the marginalized continues to inspire generations.

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