The Nick and Marilyn Brown Family Fund was established as a permanent open endowment fund with the purpose of providing financial assistance to a woman from the Shuswap intending to re-enter the educational mainstream.

The field of study is not restricted, but the recipient must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution.

The recipient may undertake academic or technical studies or training in the trades or creative arts provided that the studies will lead to earning a recognised certification.