Brown Fellows Program

The Fall 2017 Honors, Scholarship and Guaranteed Entrance Application is now closed. Please feel free to contact our office with any additional questions or concerns at 502-852-6531 or with "scholarship" in the subject line.

The Fall 2018 application will be available in September 2017. We encourage all interested students to review the individual scholarship criteria and application prompts as well as the resume scoring rubric.

Brown Fellows is a prestigious enrichment program designed to support students’ unique personal, academic, and career goals while producing outstanding ambassadors for the state of Kentucky.  It is open to residents and non-residents of Kentucky with a 31 ACT or 1420 SAT* and 3.5 GPA. The following must be provided:

  • One essay (700-800 words) responding to the following prompt:
    • One of the key components of the Brown Fellows Program is funding for individual enrichment experiences, which typically occur in the summers following the sophomore and junior years (enrichment experiences are in addition to participating in a group service project and leadership retreat before the freshman year and a group international trip following the freshman year).  Fellows will work with program and faculty mentors to develop an enhanced academic experience consisting of individual study, research, community service, or some combination of activities.  If you were selected as a Brown Fellow, what would you be interested in pursuing for your individual enrichment experiences?  Where would you want to go?  Why?
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resumé
  • All materials should be uploaded using the University of Louisville's online scholarship application form

Application and materials due December 15.

      Ten Fellows are selected each year.  Recipients will have diverse academic interests; demonstrate that they are well-rounded; and show evidence of leadership potential. The scholarship award will include full tuition, room, board, and an allowance for books.  In addition, each fellow may apply for funding from the Brown Foundation to support their individual enrichment plan (up to $5,000 per project).  On-campus interviews will be held on February 24 and 25, 2017. Students selected to receive the Brown Fellows scholarship will be required to participate in program-related activities from June 13 to June 23, 2017. For questions specifically related to the Brown Fellows Program, please contact Andrew Grubb at

      Once you create a scholarship application account, you can apply for the Brown Fellows Program as well as any other scholarships and guaranteed entrance programs for which you might be eligible.

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      *This score reflects the new SAT to ACT Concordance Table. For any questions regarding SAT exams taken prior to March 2016, please contact the Office of Admission at 502-852-6531 or