2019/2020 Boston University
Trustee Scholarship
Competition Essays
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TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION ESSAYS

Boston University Trustee Scholars are encouraged to develop well-informed and well-reasoned views of important political, social, and artistic issues. We select students who have a sense of how to present persuasive arguments in support of their views. With that in mind, please select one of the questions below, indicating your choice and respond with an essay explaining your perspective in 600 words or less.

   School can often seem like work: a set of responsibilities, obligations, and tasks to be completed. But Trustee Scholars are creative and curious, rather than merely dutiful. Give us a glimpse of an intellectual pursuit or challenge that absorbs you, gives you joy, or provokes your curiosity, and tell us why.

   One of BU’s most distinguished alumni, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote that “The time is always right to do what’s right.” Is there a time when you sought equity and fairness by challenging a social norm? Or, can you share an example of how you can imagine yourself helping to create a more inclusive and fair community?

Please submit this form by December 1, 2019. For questions about the Trustee Scholarship essays or the Trustee Scholarship Competition, please call 617-353-2320 or email scholars@bu.edu.

Boston University's policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the University.