What is the Brown Fellows Program?
Technically, it’s two things. One, it’s a full ride to Centre, which includes room, board, and tuition. Two, it’s an enrichment program that includes four summer programs, which allow students to focus on their areas of interest; on-campus program mentors; field-based experimental learning opportunities; and customized Leadership Projects that span the student’s collegiate career.
What kind of test scores and grades do I need to have to be eligible?
All students applying to Centre are eligible to apply for the Brown, but for a frame of reference previous recipients took the most difficult curriculum available at their respective high schools, had unweighted academic GPAs of 3.9 to 4.0, ACT scores of 31 to 36, and/or SAT critical reading and math scores of 1370 to 1560.
How do I apply for the Brown Fellows Program?
Admission Counselors will identify Brown Fellows candidates from our applicant pool, and semi-finalists will be invited to submit a separate Brown Fellows application on/around February 15. Brown Fellows semi-finalists will be selected from the top 5-10% of admitted students. Our Scholarship Committee will then select approximately 50 finalists who will be invited to campus for a special weekend (March 14-16). Centre awards 10 Brown Fellowships each year.
What kind of projects are current Brown Scholars doing?
- Shadowing Doctors Without Borders
- Studying abroad in Turkey
- Working with refugees
- Studying at the London School of Economics
- Shadowing a nationally known autism awareness activist
- Interning with the Naval Intelligence Service
Will I be able to participate in other aspects of campus life if I get the Brown?
Absolutely. Here’s what the current Brown Fellows have been up to recently.
- Five Fellows—Natalie Pope, Ibby Jadoon, Bethany Carson, Cole Steber, and Kevin Sar—ran successfully for the five positions of freshman representative to Centre’s Student Government Association.
- Cara Monical and Bethany Carson have already made major contributions to musical performance at Centre—Cara as a woodwind player in the Centre Orchestra and Bethany as a singer, most notably in the role of Belinda in Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas.
- Three of the Fellows—Annie Roessler in track, Andrew Howard in tennis, and Cole Steber in soccer—have established themselves as rising stars in Centre’s intercollegiate athletic program.
- Katie Smalley helped to manage the tech crew for the recent DramaCentre production Anton in Show Business.
- Ty Carter has become an important member of Centre’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity.