Pre-College Programs
Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska - How to Apply

2014 Program Dates:

July 23 - August 4, 2014

Language of Instruction:



For students completing 9th-12th grade and are 15 years of age or older by June 2014.

Fees: $5,089

Payment deadline:
May 30, 2014

Prospective students must apply for admission (see details below). For most programs, there is no application deadline. However, courses fill quickly, so students are encouraged to apply early to have the best chance of enrolling in first-choice courses.

Completed applications are submitted to the admissions committee for review. When evaluating applicants, Brown looks for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and a readiness for participation in an independent academic and living environment.

Applicants will be notified by email when their application is complete, and are notified of the admissions committee's decision by email, usually within two weeks of the application complete date.

Accepted students must confirm their attendance with a $300 non-refundable program deposit. Once this deposit is received, students may enroll through

If you have questions about our programs or courses, please email us:

A complete application consists of 5 items:

  1. A completed application form
  2.  An essay (Submitted as part of your online application), in which you tell us where your academic interests lie; why these areas interest you; what preparation you have for further study in these areas; what you hope to gain from participating in this program; and any further information you want to convey to us.
  3.  A non-refundable application fee (payable securely online)
    Before 3/1/2015: $50
    3/1/2015 to 4/30/2015: $75
    5/1/2015 and after: $100
    Applicants within the U.S. may elect to pay their application fee by mail. Make check or money order payable to Brown University with student's name on the notation line. International applicants may pay by wire transfer or check - contact for payment instructions.
  4. A Teacher's Recommendation. An email will be sent to the recommender submitted in the application.
  5. 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

Application materials should be mailed to:
Brown University
School of Professional Studies
Box T
Providence, RI 02912

Things to know about your application:

Course selection and enrollment takes place AFTER program admission and receipt of $300 program deposit.

Important Dates

April 18, 2014 - For priority consideration in Summer 2014 Global and BELL: Alaska programs, submit completed applications by Friday, April 18, 2014. However, we will continue to review applications accepted after this date.

May 30, 2014 - Payment deadline

Things to know about your application

We ask that you do not purchase your flights until you receive an email from Brown confirming the program. 

Course selection and enrollment takes place AFTER program admission and receipt of $300 program deposit.

Program admission does not guarantee enrollment in a specific course. Courses may also be cancelled at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.

Visit to check the status of your application.

Student applicants are encouraged to review our Financial Policies.

Have questions about your application? Please contact us at:

Scholarships and Fundraising

Limited Dean's Scholarships are available for this program. Dean's Scholarship Application » Please note that this application is exclusively for the BELL: Alaska Program. If chosen to receive a scholarship, the award is nontransferable.

Due to the high demand and limited scholarship availability for the program, we encourage students to apply as early as possible. Dean’s Scholarship awards will be awarded to the most qualified applicants. All scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status by March 11, 2014. We cannot guarantee that all applicants who apply before the deadline will receive scholarship assistance. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

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: Alaska »