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.
Adam is the Digital Recruitment Specialist at Centre College in Danville, KY. This is basically a fancy way to say "he's a blogger," but Adam sits under many hats that deal with Centre's web presence. From posting images to writing blog entries, from making videos to graphic designing, he's a busy guy but couldn't think of a more exciting way to spend his day than introducing students to Centre via the web.
  • Samantha

    Can you go over the 500 words or is that the limit?

  • http://www.theadmissioncentre.com Adam Brown

    Hi Samantha,nnConsider it a suggestion. You can certainly write more if your idea merits the additional wordage. But generally, most essays tend to fall between two and four pages (double-spaced).

  • Samantha

    Thank you very much Mr. Brown, I appreciate your quick response.

  • Write A Essay

    If there are any perspective students looking for essay tips when applying for the Brown, I have included a post that I think would be very helpful, check it out: http://www.collegeessaytips.org/scholarship-tips-and-resources/scholarship-application-tips/nnCheers!

  • Amanda

    If you forgot to hit send on the 15th and it is now the 17th, should you even bother to send it in even if you have the grades and scores?

  • http://www.theadmissioncentre.com Adam Brown

    Yes, you should definitely bother. Get in touch with your admission counselor to sort out the details, but you shouldn’t throw in the towel just yet.

  • Amanda

    Thank you so much!!!!! I will do that right now!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    When do you find out if you have received this award or not?

  • http://www.theadmissioncentre.com Adam Brown

    Letters inviting top candidates to Scholars Weekend will go out within the week. Those invited to Scholars’ Weekend are considered the top candidates for the Brown. If you’ve not been selected as a Brown Fellow, you’ll know within about three weeks, four at most.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SZ2XQZRLNCVR23MCVITVANDLSU Phil Grubert

    It’s been about a week…letters gone out yet? Thx!

  • http://www.theadmissioncentre.com Adam Brown

    Sure did. Letters went out late last week. Letters alerting applicants who were not selected should go out within a couple weeks.

  • Chelse

    Have the letters gone out yet to those who are finalists for the 2012 Centre Browns Fellow scholarship?

  • Adam Brown

    They have, indeed.

  • Karly

    When you click on the link under “How do I apply for the Brown Fellows Program?” it goes to the application with someone’s details already filled in

  • Adam Brown

    Karly, sorry for the confusion. This post was written when the Brown Fellows application process was structured differently. The link that you clicked on this page actually goes to a deprecated version of the application no longer in use. (I’ve removed it to avoid further confusion).

    Centre currently invites specific students to apply for the Brown Fellowship. Those invitations have already been mailed and emailed to semi-finalists for 2014, which include the URL needed to access the application. If you received one of those invites, please follow the instructions and links provided there. Thank you.

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