Massachusetts Department of Correction Academic Scholarship Program

Boston University’s Metropolitan College offers a scholarship program specifically designed to benefit employees of the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC).

The Department of Correction Academic Scholarship will be awarded to ten current DOC employees who demonstrate potential for academic excellence. The DOC Academic Scholarship covers 100 percent of tuition, exclusive of fees, for up to 12 undergraduate-level credits or 11.5 graduate-level credits per semester at BU’s Metropolitan College.

Recipients of the scholarship will be required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) to continue receiving the tuition benefits of the program. Applicants to online programs and the Accelerated Degree Completion Program are not eligible for these awards.

The DOC Academic Scholarship is only available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

To apply for the DOC Academic Scholarship, submit the materials as outlined below.

Undergraduate Applicants

Graduate Applicants

Application Deadline

  • Fall semester—August 15
  • Spring semester—December 1

Applications can be mailed, faxed, or brought to:

Boston University Metropolitan College
Student Academic Affairs
Attn: Massachusetts Department of Correction Academic Scholarship Program
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 102
Boston, MA 02215
Fax: 617-353-4190

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ellen B. Peterson
Director, Undergraduate Student Services
Boston University Metropolitan College
617-353-2980
epetrson@bu.edu