Pre-College Programs

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Hawaii | How to Apply

Hawaiian Ecology & Culture for High School Students

2014 Program Dates

Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 29, 2015


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

Note: BELL Hawai’i is a physically active program involving significant time outdoors, including hiking, swimming and snorkeling.


Completed applications are due as soon as possible.

Program deposit deadline:
February 2, 2015

Full payment deadline: 
February 23, 2015

A complete application consists of 5 items:

  1. A completed application
    Please note: The application period for Spring 2015 is closed.
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  2. An essay describing what you hope to gain from participating in this program. (Submit this essay as part of your online application)
  3. A Teacher's Recommendation
  4. An Official School Transcript. 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). 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


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 to help you organize your efforts.


View the Refund Policy for BELL: Hawai'i »

Important Dates

Monday, 1/19/2015: Application deadline for priority consideration. We will continue accepting applications after this date on a rolling basis as space is available.

Monday, 2/2/2015 – 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.

Friday, 2/9/2015 – 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, 2/23/2015: Full payment, all forms, and flight information due.

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

BELL: Hawai'i
Brown University
Box T
Providence, RI 02912


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