All scholarships are based on academic performance and for academic purposes. Scholarships are awarded only to students at an accredited academic university, college, or graduate program. On the basis of academic merit and taking into account the overall performance of the essay portion of the Program, along with potential and goals. Brownstone also looks to personal characteristics, as evidence by community participation, vocational interests and outside work or other evidence of self-help. Applicants have no right to appeal a decision regarding the winners of the Program.