Providence Public School District (PPSD) Scholarships

PPSD students who complete a PPSD scholarship application by the posted deadline and are admitted to the Brown Pre-College Program will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the program.

In partnership with the Providence Public School District, Brown Pre-College Programs seek to increase district student access to rigorous academic and college preparatory opportunities offered through our courses and extra-curricular experiences.  

If you attend a PPSD school (as listed on this page), you will be eligible to apply for a PPSD Scholarship as soon as you submit your program application. At that time, a link to the scholarship application will become available in the Financial Information tab of your student portal. Although the scholarship application will be available for completion before an admission decision is made, a scholarship decision will only be sent to you if you are admitted to the program. Scholarship information is reviewed confidentially by the scholarship team only and does not influence admission decisions. 

A full scholarship, as described below, will be awarded to all PPSD students who complete a scholarship application and have been admitted to the Brown Pre-College Program. 

High Schools

  • 360 High School
  • Central High School
  • Classical High School
  • Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
  • E-Cubed Academy
  • Hope High School
  • Mount Pleasant High School
  • Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA)
  • The William B. Cooley Senior High School and The Providence Academy of International Studies at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex
  • Times 2 STEM Academy High School

Middle Schools

  • DelSesto Middle School
  • Esek Hopkins Middle School
  • Gilbert Stuart Middle School
  • Nathan Bishop Middle School
  • Nathanael Greene Middle School
  • Roger Williams Middle School
  • Times 2 STEM Academy Middle School
  • West Broadway Middle School

In order to qualify for a PPSD Scholarship, you must:

  • attend a PPSD school, as determined by your most recent transcript;
  • be accepted into the Brown Pre-College Program; and
  • complete the PPSD Scholarship application by the scholarship application deadline.
Application deadline: May 5, 2023
  • Upon submission of a Pre-College program application, you will be able to see a scholarship application link in the Financial Information tab of your student portal.
  • If you are admitted, you will receive an award notification by email usually within 3-5 business days of when we receive your completed scholarship application. Your admissions decision will be available to you prior to your scholarship award notification.

PPSD Scholarships will cover the full program fee and supplemental fees (if any are in place for your selected course) for one course per year. For on-campus residential programs, program fees include the course fee, meals, housing and access to the fitness/athletic/aquatics centers. For Summer@Brown students who select the commuter option, program fees include the course, one on-campus meal per day and access to the fitness/athletic/aquatics centers. For Brown Experiential Education (BEE) programs and Brown Environmental Leadership Labs (BELL), program fees include the course fee (which includes meals and housing). For online programs, program fees include the course fee only. 

PPSD Scholarships do not cover:

  • course materials and textbooks (if any);
  • spending money (for shopping, off-campus snacks, purchases of a personal nature, etc.); or
  • travel to and from Brown’s campus or a BELL or BEE program site, and other related travel expenses.
  • Upon submission of a Pre-College application, a scholarship application link will become available in the Financial Information tab of your student portal.
  • Complete the scholarship application. Only completed scholarship applications will be reviewed. 
  • When you submit your scholarship application you will not receive a specific notification of receipt, however, when you return to the Financial Information page in your student portal you will notice that the application link has disappeared. This means your application has been successfully submitted. 

When offered a PPSD Scholarship, you will accept the award by replying to the email containing your scholarship offer and enrolling in a course within the time period specified in your award letter. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of the award.