Every year, Boston University welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholarship Boston University undergraduate program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0-grade point averages in high school and ranked at the top of their class.
About Boston University Scholarship Program
Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinarily well-rounded individuals. At BU, Trustee Scholars become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.
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Boston University Trustee Scholarship Eligibility/Requirements
- Eligibility for any Boston University scholarship is limited to a maximum of 8 semesters, consecutive or non-consecutive, of undergraduate enrollment.
- To be eligible for renewal of your Boston University scholarship, you must complete 12 credits in each of the two semesters of the preceding academic year you were enrolled.
- You must also achieve the minimum grade point average (GPA) stipulated at bu.edu/finaid/types-ofaid/scholarships-grants/merit-based/renewal-criteria-by-scholarship.
- Physical Development Program (PDP)courses, and enrollments prior to full-time matriculation at Boston University, during the summer, or at other institutions are not considered in these determinations.
- Scholarships are usually offered for the full academic year, and academic progress is reviewed at the end of each academic year.
- You must be in good standing according to the Code of Student Responsibilities and the Academic Conduct Code
- You must promptly inform BU Financial Assistance in writing of any additional award you receive from any source, either within or outside of Boston University, including scholarships, grants, loans, tuition remission, or other aid
- You must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) in a BU undergraduate degree program during the academic year
- All first-year students are required to reside in University-owned housing, as are all other students who receive a University-funded merit scholarship equal to or greater than tuition, except CFA artistic scholarships
- International students may be considered for Athletic Scholarships, College of Fine Arts Scholarships, the Trustee Scholarship, or the Presidential Scholarship
How To Apply for Boston University Trustee Scholarship 2023/2024
- Submit the Common Application and all required materials for admission to one of the undergraduate degree programs at BU by December 1.
- Complete the Trustee Scholarship essay on the Common Application as part of your application to BU.
The Trustee Scholarship Essay:
Please choose from one of the two prompts below and submit one essay, in 600 words or less, as part of your application through the Common Application.
- Howard Thurman, who was the dean of BU’s Marsh Chapel from 1953-1965, once wrote: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Can you describe a particular experience you have had or an activity that you participate in that makes you come alive? How would you try to integrate that experience or activity into your time at BU?
- Describe a time when you felt out of your comfort zone or marginalized in a situation. How did you respond to that moment and how has it informed your actions moving forward?
Scholarship Amount – Benefits
A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.
The deadline for the Trustee Scholarship at Boston University is by December 1st 2023