Requiring BU Nomination
Fellowships, scholarships, awards, and prizes requiring review and/or nomination by the Boston University Office of the Provost:
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Scholarships: Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships These opportunities are awarded to talented young students who exhibit not only outstanding scholarly achievement, but also exceptional character, commitment to service, and potential for leadership in their chosen field. Applicants should submit the pre-application by July 1.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship For sophomores and juniors studying and planning a research career in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive $7, 500 towards expenses for tuition, fees, books, room, and board. Boston University may nominate four candidates. Internal BU Deadline: December 2, 2014.
Beinecke Scholarship For juniors who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, personal promise during his or her undergraduate career, and have financial need, this scholarship supports students planning to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Scholarship recipients will receive an award of $34,000 to pursue graduate study at an accredited institution. Note: applicants should contact Sue Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-353-8686) in the fall in order to obtain application materials. Internal BU Deadline: January 15
British Marshall Scholarship Covers one or two years of study at a university in the United Kingdom. Scholarships are awarded to seniors, graduate students, and alumni who are 26 or younger (35 if you wish to read business studies) and are citizens of the United States. A cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.7 is required. Recipients receive funds for university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the U.S., and where applicable, a contribution toward the support of a dependent spouse. Note: applicants should contact Sue Kennedy (email@example.com or 617-353-8686) in the late spring prior to application. A pre-application must be submitted by July 1. Internal BU Deadline: August 30, 2014.
Carnegie Junior Fellowship Provides 8 -10 opportunities for graduating seniors who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Endowment’s projects on non-proliferation, democracy, international economics, immigration, and research on regional areas in virtually all parts of the world. Fellows receive a monthly salary of $3,083.33. Boston University may nominate two candidates. Internal BU Deadline: December 2, 2014.
Dean Elsbeth Melville Scholarship Awarded to two undergraduate women juniors each year in recognition of scholarly excellence, high moral character and integrity, contribution to university life, and potential for success in their chosen fields. Scholarship recipients receive a minimum of $1,000.00 depending on financial need. Funds can only be applied to undergraduate study. Internal BU Deadline: February 21, 2014.
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (\”DAAD\”) Annual Grant Program Offers annual grants to highly qualified advanced graduate students for study and/or research at universities or institutes in Germany. Applicants must be proficient in German (proficiency requirements are less stingent for applicants in the sciences or engineering). Applicants in all fields except dentistry and medicine who are citizens of the United States or are foreign nationals who have studied at Boston University for more than one year are eligible to apply. The grant provides: a full scholarship for ten months, a monthly stipend, round-trip airfare, insurance, and shipping of personal effects. Internal BU Deadline: September 30, 2014.
Fulbright Grants (U.S. Student Program) For graduate study or research abroad. Grants are awarded to seniors and graduate students in all academic fields and in the creative and performing arts who are citizens of the United States. One year English teaching assistant-ships are also available. Fulbright full grants provide: round-trip airfare, language or orientation courses (where appropriate), tuition (in some cases), book and research allowances, maintenance for the academic year, supplemental health and accident insurance, and, in some cases, funds for spousal support. Note: applicants should contact Sue Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-353-8686) in the late spring or early summer prior to application. The online application opens May 1. Internal BU Deadline: August 30, 2014.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship Allows students who are U.S. citizens, aged 18 or over but not yet 30, to pursue one year of graduate study in any field at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Prospective scholars must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extra-curricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, which indicates a potential for future leadership and contribution to society. Scholarship recipients receive tuition, housing, an international travel stipend, and a living expenses stipend. Note: A pre-application must be submitted for this Scholarship by July 1. Continuing candidates must submit a printed version of the completed Mitchell Scholarship application form, which can be completed online, along with supplementary materials to the Fellowships & Scholarships Office. Do not electronically submit the application until advised to do so. Internal BU Deadline: August 30, 2014.
Harold C. Case Scholarship Offered to outstanding Boston University juniors for their senior year. Harold C. Case Scholarships recognize scholarly accomplishment and potential as well as extra curricular activities which contribute to the University. Scholarship recipients receive between $1,000.00 and full tuition depending on financial need. Funds can only be applied to undergraduate study. Internal BU Deadline: February 21, 2014.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship For juniors committed to a career in public policy or public service. Candidates must be United States citizens or nationals and should be in the top quartile of their class. Recipients receive up to $30,000 to fund graduate study in public service fields. Truman Scholars must work in public service for three to seven years following the completion of Truman Foundation funded study. Boston University may nominate up to four candidates. Note: interested students must contact the Fellowships & Scholarships Office by November 15 to be registered and provided access to the online application. Internal BU Deadline: December 3, 2014.
Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship The Foundation has created the Cooke Dissertation Fellowship to focus more scholarly attention on high-achieving, low-income students to better understand their educational pathways and experiences and enable parents, policymakers, and practitioners to better support such students in achieving their full potential. Dissertation fellowships are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student for work done after the student’s dissertation proposal has been accepted. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines such as, but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, statistics, and psychometrics. The fellowship is a one-time award of $25,000, which may be used for a period of not less than nine months and up to 18 months. Internal BU Deadline: February 1, 2014.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the U.S. or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2011, the Foundation will select 10 recipients for this award. The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books. Scholarships amounts vary based on several factors, including costs at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives. Boston University may submit 2 candidates. Note: interested students begin the application independently, in the Phase I window (generally October and November). The Foundation will invite selected candidates to continue the application process through Boston University. Final submission is in February.
Luce Scholars Program Provides year-long internships in Asia. Scholarships are awarded to seniors, graduate students, and alumni under the age of 30 who are citizens of the United States with clearly defined career interests. The scholarship is open to applicants in any field of study. It is not, however, granted to applicants with extensive backgrounds in Asian studies. Scholarships provide: a significant monthly stipend, a cost of living and housing allowance (where necessary), round-trip airfare, air freight, and insurance. Boston University may nominate three candidates. Application materials are generally available August 1. Internal BU Deadline: September 30, 2014.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship For sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in environmental public policy and for Native American or Alaska Native sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in health care or tribal public policy. Recipients receive $5,000 towards expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board for one year. Internal BU Deadline: February 3, 2014.
Provost’s Scholars Award This award celebrates rising juniors who have demonstrated their willingness in their first two years of college to stretch themselves intellectually, to push beyond what they already know they can do, to take significant risk by pursuing the unknown and unpredictable, demonstrating the true spirit of a research university.
Rhodes Scholarship Covers two or three years of study at the University of Oxford. Scholarships are awarded to seniors, graduate students, and alumni who are at least 18 years of age but not yet 24. Candidates must be citizens of one or the following countries or regions: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, United States, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. Scholarships provide: tuition, stipend, round-trip airfare, insurance, books, and travel allowance. Note: applicants should contact Sue Kennedy (email@example.com or 617-353-8686) in the late spring prior to application. A pre-application must be submitted for this Scholarship by July 1. Continuing candidates must submit to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships a printed version of the completed Rhodes Scholarship application form found online (online application opens July 1), along with supplementary materials. Do not electronically submit the application until advised to do so. Internal BU Deadline: August 30, 2014.
Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarship Provides $20,000 for one year of graduate study at a Scottish university. Senior undergraduate students who can prove some Scottish descent and will obtain a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University by June 1st of their senior year are eligible to apply. Candidates who have not previously studied in the United Kingdom and who reside within 250 miles of New York City are preferred. Internal BU Deadline: October 4, 2014.
The National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Supports study abroad in all regions or countries except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The focus of NSEP is on geographical areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships provide up to $20, 000 for students to study abroad. There is a service obligation to this funding opportunity. Internal BU Deadline: January 17, 2014.
There are many other opportunities which may be applied for independently without nomination by the University.