Distributed August 28, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Kristen Cole

City of Providence Scholars

Brown awards two Providence public high school students scholarships

Carol Hang of Central High School and Elda Roman of Classical High School were recently named City of Providence Scholars for the Class of 2005. They will receive financial support throughout their four years at the University.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two Providence public high school graduates have been named City of Providence Scholars for the Class of 2005 and will receive financial support throughout their four years at Brown. Central High School graduate Carol Hang and Classical High School graduate Elda Roman are recipients of scholarships drawn from a $2-million endowment set aside by the University for graduates of local public schools.

Established in 1991, the scholarship program emphasizes Brown’s commitment to supporting talented applicants from the area. Through the program, the University is able to attract a greater number of talented Providence public high school graduates who are able to meet Brown’s academic challenges but could not otherwise afford to attend. The scholarship is based on financial need and covers a portion of the student’s financial aid package. (The total cost for the 2001-2002 academic year, including tuition, room, board and fees, will be $34,750.)

Two scholars from each class are named recipients every year. This year’s recipients:

At Central High School, Carol Hang competed in the Science Olympiad and Academic Decathlon. She was active in the Youth Alive Bible Club at the high school, and a member of the Hmong Evangelical Church. Hang volunteered at Rhode Island Hospital and is interested in studying biology and medicine at Brown.

Elda Roman wrote for the Classical High School newspaper, The Review, and two school magazines, The Laureate and Focus, a multi-cultural publication. A counselor in the school’s peer-to-peer program, Roman was also a member of the tennis team. She coordinated a multi-cultural arts team, “Youth in Action,” and volunteered on a fund-raising campaign for Huntington’s Disease affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

This year Brown received 16,606 applications for the Class of 2005. Of those, 1,381 are expected to matriculate this fall.