Apply to KSP


Every academic year, the U-FLi Center will recruit a cohort of 20 students from the incoming class of first-year students to participate in the Kessler Scholars Program.

The Kessler Scholars Program is open to the incoming first-year class. Applicants must be first-generation college students (the first in their family to pursue a four-year college degree). In addition to this criteria, the committee highly considers applicants who fall under the broader U-FLi umbrella: undocumented, first-generation college and/or low-income.

The program application focuses on self-reflection through an asset-based lens and asks students to reflect on their core values, their interests, and how these areas come together to shape the way they will navigate their experiences at Brown. The selection committee, including two staff members and a student staff member, reviews the applications based on 4 core criteria:

(1) community building

(2) social change

(3) self-development

(4) leadership

Applications for the 2023-2024 first-year cohort are now open. Click here to access the application. 

Program Staff:
If you have any questions, please contact Jay Salcedo, Kessler Scholars Program Manager: [email protected]