Pre-College Programs

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast | How to Apply

Ecology, Culture, and Sustainable Development for High School Students

Program Dates:

Saturday, April 11 - Saturday, April 19, 2015


For students currently in
grades 10, 11 & 12 with a minimum
age of 15 at the time of the program.

Fee: TBD

Program deposit deadline: February 23, 2015

Full payment deadline: March 16, 2015

A complete application consists of 5 items:

  1. A completed application
  2. An essay describing what you hope to learn from this program. (Submit this essay as part of your online application
  3. A Teacher's Recommendation. An email will be sent to the recommender submitted in the application.
  4. An Official School Transcript. Transcripts do not need to be official but do need to include a signature or stamp from your school in order to be considered authentic. Applicants should request an official transcript containing their current grades/marks, as well as all grades since 9th grade including Fall 2014. Please ensure an explanation of the scoring system is included in English (for example, 6 = excellent or A = excellent). PLEASE NOTE: if your current year grades are not reflected in your transcript, please also send us a copy of your report card for the most current grades. Transcripts may be uploaded directly within using the Upload Documents tab. Transcripts may also be faxed to our office at 401-863-3916 or emailed as an attachment to
  5. A $50 non-refundable Application Fee

Important Dates

Monday, 2/9/2015: Application deadline for priority consideration. We will continue accepting applications after this date on a rolling basis as space is available.

Monday, 2/23/2015:– Brown must receive $300 program deposit to confirm your attendance by this date. This deposit is non-refundable, except in the case that the program does not run.

Monday, 3/2/2015– Program confirmation emails sent to students on or before this date.
NOTE: Do not book your flights or purchase plane tickets until you receive an email from Brown confirming the program.

Monday, 3/16/2015: Full payment, all forms, and flight information due.

Please complete the application online and send the remaining materials to us at:

BELL: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast
Brown University
Box T
Providence, RI 02912

Scholarships and Fundraising

Limited Dean's Scholarships are available for this program. Dean's Scholarship Application »

The deadline to apply for a Dean’s Scholarship is January 23, 2015. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit. Due to high demand and limited scholarship availability for the program, we encourage students to apply as early as possible. All scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status by January 30, 2015.

Each year, admitted students work with their extended families, friends, neighbors, schools, and community organizations to fund program fees and transportation. View our Fundraising Guide for valuable information on how to clarify your costs, define your resources, and set a fundraising goal. 


View the Refund Policy for BELL: New Orleans/Gulf Coast »



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