More Scholarships

Boston University offers several scholarships for students who excel in a particular subject area, or have special talents and other personal accomplishments. Students must apply and be admitted to the school, college or program that offers the scholarship (if applicable). In some cases, additional requirements such as essays and other scholarship application materials are required. Many of our scholarships have a December 1 deadline.

Thomas M. Menino Scholarship

This prestigious four-year, full-tuition scholarship is awarded to 25 seniors graduating from Boston public high schools. Thomas M. Menino Scholarship recipients are selected for their ability to face the intellectual challenges at Boston University and for their potential to contribute to the University community and society. Eligible nominees are invited to visit campus for a personal interview.

Students must be nominated by their high school principals or guidance counselors. Nomination forms are distributed to schools as an interactive PDF attachment and may be returned via email to scholars@bu.edu or printed and mailed to:

Boston University Admissions
Scholarship Coordinator
881 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Students must submit applications for admission and all supporting credentials by December 1.

Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship

These four-year, full-tuition awards are available to selected graduating seniors from parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. Recipients are chosen for academic achievement, leadership ability and dedication to community service. Eligible nominees are invited to visit campus for a personal interview.

Students must be nominated by their high school principals or guidance counselors. Nomination forms are distributed to schools as an interactive PDF attachment and may be returned via email to scholars@bu.edu or printed and mailed to:

Boston University Admissions
Scholarship Coordinator
881 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Students must submit applications for admission and all supporting credentials by December 1.

College of Engineering FIRST Scholarship

This four-year, $20,000 tuition scholarship is awarded to a student who has participated in the FIRST Robotics program for at least one full season in high school and who has applied and been admitted to the College of Engineering. FIRST Scholars also receive funding to participate in a research program with a College of Engineering faculty member for up to 10 hours per week for one semester in the first two years of study. Those who maintain an overall grade point average of 3.40 are guaranteed admission to a Boston University College of Engineering master of science program.

Applications for the scholarship are available here. This form includes a letter of recommendation from a FIRST team advisor. For more information, please contact 617-353-2320.

Applications and all supporting credentials for admission to the College of Engineering are due no later than January 3. FIRST Scholarship applications and recommendations are due no later than February 1.

College of Fine Arts Scholarships

Scholarships to the Schools of Music, Theatre & Visual Arts are granted to students who demonstrate outstanding artistic talent in an audition or through a portfolio review. Please visit the individual school’s website for information about portfolio requirements and auditions.

National Merit

High school seniors who have been chosen as National Merit finalists, and are offered admission to Boston University, will be recognized with a four-year $20,000 tuition Boston University Presidential Scholarship. Applications for admission and all supporting credentials are due by January 3. Applicants should designate BU as their first-choice college with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation no later than March 1.

National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP)

High school seniors who are National Hispanic Recognition Program finalists, and are offered admission to BU, will be recognized with a four-year $20,000 tuition Boston University Presidential Scholarship. Applications for admission and all supporting credentials are due by January 3. Applicants must also send a copy of their National Hispanic Recognition Program finalist letter to Boston University by January 3. This can be emailed as a PDF attachment to scholars@bu.edu or printed and mailed to:

Boston University Admissions
Scholarship Coordinator
881 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Methodist Clergy Scholarship

This four-year $20,000 tuition scholarship is available to the sons and daughters of active, ordained Methodist ministers. Scholarship funds are limited, thus awards are offered on a funds-available basis. Applications for admission and all supporting credentials are due by January 3. Students must also submit a letter from their resident Bishop indicating their church of affiliation by February 1 to:

Boston University Financial Assistance
Attn: Ken Kowalczyk
881 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

BU Community Service Award

Boston University is committed to making a BU education available to as many qualified Boston public high school students as possible. We will meet the full calculated financial eligibility, without loans, for all Boston public high school students who are admissible to BU. These awards are renewable for up to eight semesters (four years) of undergraduate study, when the student maintains academic and financial eligibility requirements. For more information please go to the Financial Assistance website or contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.