Brown-Forman Engineering Academy

Interested in being a part of engineering excellence?  Want to connect with other students and faculty before the first day of classes?  Apply now for the Brown-Forman Engineering Academy

What is the Brown-Forman Engineering Academy?

This is a two-week, virtual program designed to prepare accepted incoming engineering freshmen both academically and personally.  This enrichment program is designed to assist students with their transition into college through: academic prep, peer support, faculty relationship building, and student success programming.  Additionally accepted students will share the same block of classes in the fall and will continue to meet as a cohort for both fall and spring semesters.

When is the program?

The program will run weekdays July 26th – August 5th, 2021. A one-night overnight experience is optional on three select dates at no extra charge.

Benefits of joining the Brown-Forman Engineering Academy?

  • Calculus prep course with the experts!
  • Receive a Speed School approved tablet that participants keep!*
  • Build a support system of freshmen and upper classmen
  • Get exposed to faculty and staff
  • Engaging with fellow Speed students before arriving to campus
  • Build skills to be successful at Speed School
  • Receive a Speed School Mentor

*To keep the tablet, students must complete the entire program

What will this cost me?

Thanks to the generous support of Brown-Forman this program is FREE to admitted participants.

Who should apply?

Freshmen students who have been accepted into UofL Speed School of Engineering who are eager to ensure a successful transition into college. Students must have applied for housing and must intend to sign up for orientation to be considered for the 2021 cohort. 48 students from he 2021 freshman engineering cohort will be admitted.

How to apply?

Recommended that students upload an official or unofficial high school transcript. (*Note: Letter of recommendations are no longer requested). Students will have to answer short essay “Please tell us about yourself and how the Brown-Forman Engineering Academy (BFEA) will help you transition into Speed School.”

Deadline to apply is April 23, 2021.

Applications for the 2021 Brown-Forman Engineering Academy has closed.

Questions about the program:

Contact Valerie Clay.