Fellowships and Scholarships

Each year, Boston University students apply for a number of prestigious, nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.  These fellowships may provide funding for portions of undergraduate study, for graduate study, or even for travel and/or independent research not tied to a specific academic program.

The Office of the Provost provides information, outreach, and support to high-achieving Boston University students who may be candidates for these nationally competitive scholarships.  Opportunities requiring the University’s endorsement, such as the Rhodes, British Marshall, George Mitchell, Fulbright, DAAD, Luce, Merage, Carnegie Jr. Fellows, Goldwater, Truman, Madison, and Udall scholarships and fellowships are supported and vetted through this office.  We also provide advice to students applying for prestigious competitions that do not require institutional nomination such as the Gates Cambridge and others.

For those scholarships requiring official institutional nomination, an initial application must be submitted to Assistant Provost Suzanne Kennedy by an internal deadline that may be several months before the external deadline.  Applicants will generally be interviewed in order for the Provost’s Office to prepare the letter of nomination, or in case the number of nominees is limited, as part of the internal selection process.

Many other opportunities exist and may be available through dean’s offices, department offices, and the Office of Financial Assistance.  Undergraduate research opportunities are announced by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.  Faculty opportunities are announced through the Office of Sponsored Programs.