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Scholarships/Financial Aid

The College of Engineering offers several full- and half-tuition scholarships - some of which grant access to some unique research opportunities - to high-achieving students. See below for information about these scholarships and how to apply for them.

FIRST Robotics Scholarship

The Award:

Boston University has established a $20,000 annual scholarship for students who have participated in the FIRST Robotics program. This merit-based scholarship is available to a senior in high school who has participated at least one full season in high school with a FIRST robotics team and who has applied and been admitted to the Boston University College of Engineering. The Boston University FIRST Scholarship recognizes students with outstanding academic ability.

The annually renewable scholarship can be applied for a maximum of eight semesters, provided the student completes at least 12 credits each semester, maintains a 3.20 minimum annual grade point average, and remains in good disciplinary standing. BU FIRST Scholars will also receive funding for up to 10 hours per week to participate in a research program with a College of Engineering faculty member for one semester in the first two years of study. Additionally, BU FIRST Scholars who maintain an overall grade point average of 3.40 are guaranteed admission to a Boston University College of Engineering Master’s of Engineering program. Award recipients are expected to contribute to mentoring Boston University's FIRST team.

The Application (must be post marked no later than February 1, 2014):

  • Complete the FIRST Scholarship Application
  • Submit a recommendation letter from your FIRST team advisor
  • Mail all materials to:
    BU FIRST Scholarship
    Boston University College of Engineering
    44 Cummington Mall, Room 107
    Boston, MA 02215

NOTE: To be eligible for the BU FIRST Scholarship, students must also submit an application for admission to the Boston University College of Engineering by January 1, 2014. Admission decisions and scholarship notification will be made by April 2, 2014.

Admission decisions and scholarship notification will be made by April 2, 2013.

If you have questions, please contact us at:
engineering@bu.edu
617-353-6447