Fellowships & Scholarships for Juniors

Visit the individual pages linked below for full details, deadlines, and application guidance. This list of nationally-competitive awards includes some opportunities that require a nomination or endorsement from BU–an initial campus review with earlier deadlines–while others ask candidates to apply directly. In both cases, we look forward to working with you as you explore these opportunities. You may also browse these opportunities organized by category or by application deadline.

We also oversee the application and selection for many of BU’s internal scholarships and awards.

BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP
Graduate study in arts, humanities, or social sciences for juniors on an academic career trajectory. Open to juniors with demonstrated financial need. December deadline. Requires university nomination.

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP
Supports study abroad programs in all regions/countries except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Focused on geographical areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Open to freshman, sophomores, and juniors. December deadline. Requires university endorsement. 

CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP (CLS)
Funding for intensive language study and cultural enrichment abroad. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. November deadline.

DEAN ELSBETH MELVILLE SCHOLARSHIPS
Honoring Dean Melville’s “splendid and varied contribution” to the education and lives of women at Boston University. Two scholarships are awarded each year to top-ranked women in the junior class who exemplify excellence of scholarship, extracurricular involvement, and great integrity. February deadline.

GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. For all undergraduate class years. October deadline.

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
For sophomores and juniors on a PhD trajectory with exceptional academic/research experience in STEM fields. November deadline. Requires university nomination.

HAROLD C. CASE SCHOLARSHIPS
Offered to outstanding Boston University juniors for support of their senior year. Case Scholarships recognize scholarly accomplishment and potential as well as extra-curricular activities which contribute to the University. February deadline.

STATE DEPARTMENT & FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIPS
The PickeringRangel, and USAID Payne fellowships provide undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for careers in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Current juniors, seniors, and recent alums apply directly. September and January deadlines.

TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP
For juniors with commitment to public service and leadership experience. Graduate school funding on the path to public service careers. November deadline. Requires university nomination.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
Educational funding for sophomores and juniors who wish to pursue careers related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal policy. January deadline. Requires university nomination.