Brown University Pre-College Summer Program

Providence, RI
Flexible 2-week sessions between June 14 – August 7, 2020

Number of scholarships: 3
Age: current 9th – 11th graders
Member Program Tuition Cost: $600 per student (textbooks/supplies/activities could be an additional $400)
Market Value Price: $4625 per student

SEA Primary Contact: Sonia;
Brown Primary Contact: Joi-Danelle Whitehead, | 401.863.9745

January 13 – Programs notified of student selections
January 24 – Programs must confirm that selected students will move forward with application process
February 15 – Deadline for full Brown Pre-College Summer Program Application submitted directly to Brown
June 1 – Member Program tuition due to SEA via online payment system

SEA will announce the nominees who have been chosen to submit their application to Brown on January 13, 2020. After confirming participation, selected nominees will then be required to fill out the full Brown Summer Program application and follow the steps below. All application materials should be uploaded and submitted via the Brown Summer Application portal.

1. Member Program advisors and students should read overview of Summer@Brown and Leadership Institute or STEM and select which program they will be applying to.

2. Create an application account for the Brown Summer Application portal – Please be sure to create only one account per applicant. **Provide an email address that will get checked regularly!

3. Complete Application Form and Essay – Your application provides basic information about you. In addition, students should be prepared to write an essay (250-500 words) telling us:
why you’re interested in (if Summer@Brown: student-selected area(s) of study, or, if other program: Program), what contributions you will make in and outside of the classroom, and any additional information you want to convey. Your essay should demonstrate your writing ability, and help us get a better sense of you as an individual and member of a learning community.
(S@B areas of study: Philosophy and Literature, Writing and Communications, Visual, Creative and Performing Arts, Economics, Political Science and History, Psychological and Social Sciences, Medical and Health Studies, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Math, Biology and the Natural Sciences)
**Advisors, the essay is the most important part of the application and needs to show thoughtfulness. Please proofread your students’ submission.

4. Identify as an SEA Partner Student – On the online application, there will be a section that is for Financial Aid and Fee Waiver information. From the drop-down menu, please select Squash and Education Alliance (SEA). This will prevent any application fees for the student and deposits needed upon acceptance.

5. Submit Academic Transcript – Applicants must submit a transcript that contains grades for current academic term and at least TWO previous academic years. Applicants will upload their transcript in the applicant portal as part of the application instead of waiting until after submission.
**In some cases, additional application materials may be requested. Additional materials may include transcripts, essays, or teacher recommendations. Applications will not be reviewed by the Admission Review Committee until they are complete. Program admission does not guarantee enrollment in a specific course – students will select courses after they are accepted.


Tuition, Fees and Additional Costs

Member programs should be prepared to contribute $300 per week for private school and pre-college. Tuition for Brown gets sent directly to SEA.

PLEASE NOTE that each school may require additional funds (between $200-$500) for books, supplies and incidentals that are not included in the tuition. Programs may be asked to pay for these costs upfront upon acceptance of each student and is an additional cost to the tuition. In certain cases, an initial enrollment fee upon acceptance may also be requested and will vary in amount depending on the school and the financial documents submitted by the students’ families.

Member Program Contributions

Member Programs should be prepared to contribute for each student accepted:

  • $300 per week for private school and pre-college programs, and pay for student travel costs.
  • Additional stipend for books, supplies, and incidentals (between $200-$500). Each school may require additional funds for books, supplies and incidentals that are not included in the tuition. Programs may be asked to pay for these costs upfront upon acceptance of each student
    (an additional cost to the tuition).
  • In certain cases, an initial enrollment fee/deposit is required upon acceptance. Amounts vary depending on the school and financial documents submitted by the students’ families. Any enrollment fee/deposit will be deducted from the total member program contribution ($300 per week).
  • Programs may consider splitting some of these costs with the families. See below for details.

Family Contributions

  • Member programs should be explicit with families what portion of incidentals (books, supplies, enrollment fee/deposit, travel) will be covered by the program versus by the family. Member programs may use this worksheet to help calculate potential family contributions.
  • To determine the scholarship amount allotted, most schools will require the family of each student to fill out a confidential financial questionnaire and provide copies of 2018 or 2019 IRS 1040 Forms and copies of supporting W-2 Forms and/or 1099 Forms from the same year as the IRS 1040 Form. Based on this information, the school may ask for an additional contribution from a student’s family based on their ability to pay. It is very important that this is clear to your students’ families before you make your nominations. They must be willing to disclose financial information and able to provide supporting documentation, and they may be asked by the school to contribute to the cost of the program.
  • We recommend requesting that families provide a copy of the 2018 or 2019 IRS 1040 Forms and/or copies of W-2 Forms and/or 1099 Forms to member programs in order to help SEA match students with the most affordable summer school opportunities possible. 

SEA Contributions

SEA is committed to raising the following funds for each student accepted:

  • Balance of tuition, room & board
  • $100 towards airfare (if necessary)
  • Application fee (if necessary)

Additional Resources

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For general inquiries, see the link below.
Brown Pre-College Summer Programs

For specific concerns, please contact Sonia Gonzalez, Director of Educational Partnerships & Alumni,