Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship

Boston University annually awards a limited number of Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowships to outstanding incoming graduate students who are committed to the social justice principles espoused by Dr. King.

Eligibility
The fellowship is available to U.S. citizens who are incoming students at Boston University beginning master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees in any department or school.

Award
Up to three years of full-time tuition, plus the Student Services and Health & Wellness fees, a stipend of $23,340 for living expenses, and Boston University basic health insurance. Some schools or programs supplement the stipend with additional funding.

Application
Students may not apply directly for this award. Candidates are nominated by the department of admission. To be considered for this fellowship, a student should be in contact with the department of admission to request nomination, and provide to the department a statement describing his or her accomplishments in and commitment to social justice and community involvement.

The nominating department should provide a cover memo describing the qualifications of the nominee and a PDF of the nominee’s complete graduate application and send the document to the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs at apgrad@bu.edu.

The deadline for nomination is February 13.