Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

Please note: Nominees for all scholarships must be United States citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens. 

For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact the Admissions office at 617-353-2300.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Award

Recognizes outstanding academic and leadership achievement among Phi Theta Kappa members seeking to transfer to Boston University. Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisors are invited to nominate up to two candidates for this program.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Number of Awards: Up to five from among those nominated.
  • Deadline: Nomination forms should be submitted by the Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor no later than March 1.
  • Credit requirements: A minimum of 60 transferable credits.

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Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship Award

For transfer students from Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) who have been nominated by the college

  • Amount: Full tuition
  • Deadline: Nominations must be submitted no later than March 1. Only open to September-term transfer applicants
  • Requirements: Minimum 3.5 GPA at BHCC and must be a graduate of one of the Boston Public High Schools
  • Credit requirements: Minimum of 60 transferable credits

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Massachusetts Bay Community College Scholarship Award

For selected transfer students from Massachusetts Bay Community College (MBCC) who have been nominated by the college

  • Amount: Full tuition
  • Deadline: Nominations must be submitted no later than March 1. Only open to September-term transfer applicants
  • Requirements: Minimum 3.5 GPA at MBCC and must be a graduate of one of the Boston Public High Schools
  • Credit requirements: Minimum of 60 transferable credits

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Roxbury Community College Scholarship Award

For selected transfer students from Roxbury Community College (RCC) who are nominated by the college

  • Amount: Full tuition
  • Deadline: Nominations must be submitted no later than March 1. Only open to September-term transfer applicants
  • Requirements: Minimum 3.5 GPA at RCC
  • Credit requirements: Minimum of 60 transferable credits

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BU Community Service Award for Transfer Students

The BU Community Service Award is a unique program open to transfer students who graduated from a Boston Public High School.

  • Amount: Full calculated financial need of students met without loans.
  • Deadline: Application for admission and submission of the FAFSA and CSS Profile by the September-term or January-term transfer deadlines.
  • Details: All graduates of Boston Public High Schools will receive no-loan financial aid, up to the amount of the student’s calculated financial need. Students in the program are provided with a University faculty or staff mentor and engage in the greater Boston community by participating in community service opportunities.

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