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.
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 a strong college preparatory curriculum
- 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
- *Note: Students who do not submit test scores are still eligible for consideration. Scores are shown above to provide context for previous recipients, not as an indicator of requirement.