Richard Brown JD '04

Richard M. Brown JD ’04


Richard Brown JD ’04 is pleased to announce that Natasha Clark is the first recipient of the Richard M. Brown and Sima J. Brown University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law Scholarship in Honor of Governor Kristi Noem. The full-tuition scholarship has an estimated value of $54,000. Brown, who also holds an MD, established the scholarship fund in 2020. Although he lives over 1,300 miles away, he says he was “impressed with Governor Kristi Noem’s advocacy of personal responsibility and individual liberty” and was compelled to honor both his late wife, Sima, and Noem. Administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation, the fund should support more full scholarships as it grows. Read more about the scholarship at