BROWN FELLOWS PROGRAM

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A premier four-year merit scholarship established by the James Graham Brown Foundation

The Brown Fellows Program, a premier four-year merit scholarship, was established by the James Graham Brown Foundation in partnership with Centre College and the University of Louisville. Brown Fellows are challenged to think differently, act compassionately, dream bigger, and reach further. The Brown Fellows Program is among the best academic experiences in the country.

Brown Fellows become part of a supportive network of scholars and mentors, and they have the freedom to construct their own individual course of development through independent study and experiential learning.

APPLICATION FOR THE BROWN FELLOWS PROGRAM AVAILABLE OCT 1

WHAT DO BROWN FELLOWS RECEIVE?

A “full ride plus,” where the “plus” catapults them into possibility.

  • The full ride: tuition, room and board, books, and associated fees are all covered
  • Limitless opportunity: conferences, summer enrichment projects, and networking events
  • Guidance: on-campus mentors
  • International experience: a group trip abroad
  • Giving back: leadership training and community service
  • Lifelong bonding: connecting Brown Fellows within campus cohorts and across campuses
  • Ambassadorship: unique “Kentucky Connection” curriculum takes students across the state to discover the commonwealth

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Scholarship. Leadership. Accountability. Drive. Competitive candidates will demonstrate:

  • Intellectual curiosity and ambition

  • Concern for their community and the world

  • The social and leadership skills to accomplish their goals

  • Academic success at the highest level. Finalists at Centre typically have the following academic credentials:

    • Taking the most difficult curriculum available at their high school
    • Average unweighted academic GPA of 3.95
    • ACT scores ranging from 31 to 36, and/or
    • SAT scores ranging from 1390 to 1580
    • Graduating at or very near the top of their high school class

HOW TO APPLY

1

Apply for admission by January 15. We use the Common Application exclusively, and there is no fee to apply.

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2

Complete the separate premier scholarship application by January 21. Select “Brown Fellows Program.”

BROWN FELLOWS APPLICATION AVAILABLE OCT 1

3

The selection committee will notify scholarship applicants about their status in late February. Approximately 30 finalists will be invited to campus for a mandatory selection weekend March 29-30, with 10 recipients named in mid-April.

Students may apply for more than one premier scholarship program, but a student will only be selected as a finalist for one program. In the case that a student is a strong candidate for more than one premier scholarship program, our selection committee will place the student in the finalist pool in which the applicant will be the most competitive.

NOMINATIONS

Although a scholarship nomination is not required in order to apply for premier scholarships, the admission office welcomes nominations to help us identify and learn more about potential scholarship candidates. A nomination can be completed by a school counselor, core-course teacher, community-based organization liaison, employer, or independent college counselor. The priority deadline for nominations is December 15, but we accept nominations through January 15.

ONLINE NOMINATION FORM

INFORMATION REQUESTS

John Kinkade

John Kinkade

Brown Fellows Campus Coordinator

john.kinkade@centre.edu
859.238.5333

Questions regarding applying for the Brown Fellows program should be directed to the Admission Office:

Admission Office • admission@centre.edu • +1 859.238.5350