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Distributed June 4, 1999
Contact: Kristen Cole

Brown names two City of Providence Scholars for the Class of 2003

Kate Gubata of Classical High School and Samuel Snead of Mount Pleasant High School have been named City of Providence Scholars for the Class of 2003. They will receive financial support throughout their undergraduate education at Brown.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Two Providence public high school graduates were recently named City of Providence Scholars for the Class of 2003. They will receive financial support throughout their four years at Brown University. Classical High School graduate Kate Gubata and Mount Pleasant High School graduate Samuel Snead will receive scholarships drawn from a $2-million endowment set aside by the University for graduates of the city's public high schools.

The scholarship program is part of Brown's commitment to supporting talented applicants from local schools. Established in 1991, the program has attracted talented public high school graduates who are able to meet Brown's academic challenges but could not otherwise afford to attend Brown. The scholarship is based on financial need and covers a portion of the student's financial aid package. (The total cost for an undergraduate during the 1999-00 school year, including tuition, room, board and fees, will be $32,280.)

Both Gubata and Snead are outstanding students and athletes. Gubata was captain of the three teams: field hockey, softball and basketball. She wrote for the school newspaper (The Classical Review), was president of the Latin Club, and won numerous awards in the National Latin Exam Competition. Also a talented violinist, Gubata played in the Classical High School Orchestra. She received the Cornell University Book Award and was a member of the Cum Laude Society.

Snead was a member of the football, wrestling and golf teams. He won All-State Heavyweight in wrestling, placed fourth in the New Englands and took part in the National High School Wrestling Championships. He also received the Huntington Memorial Scholarship from the National Football Foundation. A member of the Rhode Island Honor Society, Snead participated in the Science Olympiad, Academic Decathlon, the Garden Club and served as treasurer of his class during his senior year.

Other Providence Scholars currently enrolled at Brown include Adeola Oredola '02, from Central High School; Vadim Slavin '02, from Classical High School; Joel Acevedo '01, from Hope High School; Ana Almeida '01 from Central; Mickayel Mkrtchian '00, from Central; and Di Wang '00, from Classical.