Scholarships and Awards

About the BUWG Scholarship

The Boston University Women’s Guild scholarships were established more than 25 years ago to provide both aid and encouragement to women aged 30 and over who are enrolled in University graduate programs. Guild scholarships, unlike many others, do not require U.S. citizenship or (recognizing that women often have other responsibilities) full-time enrollment. Awards consist of the endowed Katherine Connor McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship and others funded by donations from Guild members.

Winners have ranged in age from 30 to 58 and have come from all BU schools offering graduate programs and from many countries around the globe. Extraordinary expenses that awards have helped pay include child care, support of parents and parents-in-law, and treatment of serious chronic conditions, as well as tuition, production costs for thesis films, and travel and other research needs.

The application period for the 2016 BUWG Scholarships was January 15, 2016 to February 15, 2016.  (Recommendations were accepted through 5:00PM on February 16, 2016.)  Graduate women over the age of 30 were invited to apply.

The application period for the Florence Engel Randall Undergraduate Fiction Award was January 15, 2016 to March 25, 2016.  The undergraduate award winner is selected by a short story competition.  Undergraduate women at the University were invited to Apply Online.

Learn about our annual BUWG Scholarship Award Winners: