Boston University has deepened its commitment to the City of Boston by expanding a scholarship program to offer all graduates of Boston public high schools who are admitted to the University a chance at a debt-free education.
In an effort to further expand scholarship opportunities for local students, the University committed, in 2009, to meeting the full financial need (without loans) of any Boston public school graduate admitted to Boston University through the creation of the Community Service Scholarship. Since that time, 466 Boston public school students have received over $59 million in Community Service Scholarship funding.
In December 2017, Boston University and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the expansion of the program, which had previously been limited to incoming freshmen, to include incoming transfer students who are graduates of Boston public high schools. To date, 46 students have received approximately $2.2 million in funding.
BU also funds the Thomas M. Menino Scholarship program, which supports around 25 exemplary incoming students from Boston Public Schools each year with full tuition for four years, and, if they’re eligible, will also meet their full calculated need without loans.