Born in 1894, Royal Brougham began his career in the newspaper business with the Seattle Post Intelligencer at the age of 16. He served as a sports editor for 45 years and moved to associate editor of the paper in 1968.
Throughout his life, Mr. Brougham counted among his friends some of the biggest names in professional sports. His museum collection of sports memorabilia was considered priceless, and at the time of his death in 1978, he was hailed as the “Dean of American Sports Journalists.” He is the only Seattle sports figure with more than one landmark bearing his name, including a street in downtown Seattle and a gymnasium at Seattle Pacific University.
Before his death, he established the Royal Brougham Foundation to help those less fortunate. In 1979, the foundation created a scholarship fund for students seeking Christian higher education. This scholarship is now administered by CRISTA Ministries.
CRISTA invites students from all schools who will attend a Christian college or university to apply for the scholarship award.
To apply for the Royal Brougham Scholarship: