Ernest L. Brown, Jr. of Lithonia, Georgia will be attending the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science for the 2011-2012 academic year.
He was one of 300 college university students around the world selected to participate in the General Course at the school. The General Course is a 101 year old Study Abroad program that provides the opportunity to study social sciences with a focus of helping students understand the causes of things.
Brown is a 3rd year Robert W. Woodruff Scholar at Emory University with a Major in Political Science and Economics and a Minor in Arabic. The Woodruff Scholarship is a full tuition, room and board scholarship provided by Emory University. He is also the recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship which is a federal award to a student from each Congressional district.
He has studied Arabic at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. He participated in the Arabic and North Africa Studies Program which was an intensive Summer Arabic Program during the 2010 summer.
Brown is a 2009 graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School, where he was the salutatorian of the Magnet for High Achievers program. He participated in many activities in High School including the Marching Band that played in the 2007 Rose Bowl, Basketball starter, Debate Team president and Quiz Bowl captain. Other activities included the Beta Club, National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. He was also a 2008 participant in the Governor’s Honors program.
Brown received the distinction of being the “Best Intern” from the Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program in 2009 after serving in the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office.
Brown’s grandparents, Mrs. Gloria S. Brown and Dr. and Mrs. Ernest S. Brown, always reminded him to “study, work hard and apply yourself and you will have many opportunities in life.” He bought into this message and is realizing the truth of these words.