PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Twenty Providence high school graduates who have been chosen to receive college scholarships from Brown University's Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence will be honored at an event at the President's House on Wednesday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m.
Scholarship recipients, their families, elected officials and school department officials are expected to attend. Brown University President Christina Paxson, Providence Schools Superintendent Susan Lusi, and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will offer remarks.
For the last three years, the Fund, an endowment established in response to recommendations from the University’s Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, has been used to support 20 one-time $2,500 scholarships for Providence public high school graduates accepted to accredited two- or four-year institutions of higher education.
A broad-based committee with representation from Brown, educators in the Providence public schools, the Providence School Department, and local youth-focused, non-profit organizations chooses recipients of the awards. Scholarship awards are based on academic merit and financial need, with a preference for students who would be the first in their families to attend college. Applicants are asked to write several short essays as part of the application.
More information about the Fund, which was established in 2007 and initially made direct grants to local public schools, is available online
Media are welcome to attend by registering with Courtney Coelho at 401-863-7287 or by email.
Brown University President Christina Paxson
Providence Schools Superintendent Susan Lusi
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza
Scholarship recipients, parents, guardians and school department officials
A presentation of college scholarships from Brown University’s Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence to 20 Providence high school graduates
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.
55 Power St.