Providence Public School District (PPSD) Scholarships

PPSD students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for partial or full scholarships to a Brown Pre-College 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.  

PPSD students applying for admission are eligible for an application fee waiver. Accepted Pre-College students currently attending a PPSD school (as listed below) will be able to apply for a PPSD Scholarship as soon as the application is available in the Financial Information tab of their Student Portal. Although the scholarship application will be available for completion before an admission decision is made, application review will only begin if/when a student is admitted. Scholarship information is reviewed confidentially by the scholarship team only and does not influence admission decisions. 

Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. Need is determined by considering several factors, including family income, family size, number of siblings in college and housing expenses.

High Schools

  • 360 High School
  • Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
  • Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA)
  • Central High School
  • Classical High School
  • E-Cubed Academy
  • Hope High School
  • Mount Pleasant High School
  • 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

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

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

  • Attend a PPSD school, as determined by your most recent transcript
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be accepted into a Brown Pre-College program
  • Complete the PPSD Scholarship application by the April 2 deadline

Application deadline: April 2, 2021

  • Upon submission of a Pre-College program application, a financial aid application link will become available in the Financial Information tab of the Student Portal.
  • Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as scholarship funds are very limited and are disbursed on a first-applied-first-awarded basis, until funds are exhausted.
  • Awards are made until scholarship funds are depleted, which could occur before the application submission deadline.
  • We cannot guarantee that all applicants who apply for aid will receive scholarship assistance.

Award amounts vary depending on a family’s calculated ability to pay. 

PPSD Scholarships can be applied to only one course per term and cover program fees and supplemental fees (if any). For on-campus residential programs, program fees include the course fee, meals and housing. For Location-Based programs, 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
  • Brown-sponsored health insurance (if student does not already have proof of domestic insurance)
  • Pre-arrival COVID-19 testing and vaccinations (if required)
  • Spending money (for shopping, off campus snacks, etc.), travel to and from campus or a Location-Based site and other related travel expenses.
  • Upon submission of a Pre-College application, a financial aid application link will become available in the Financial Information tab of the Student Portal.
  • The PPSD Scholarship application must be completed in the Student Portal.
  • Supporting documentation is generally not required, but may be requested at a later date if clarification is needed.
  • Scholarship applicants will be considered for aid once a completed PPSD Scholarship application has been submitted.
  • An award notification schedule is posted in the Financial Information tab of the Student Portal. 

If 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 will result in the forfeiture of the award.