Here’s a powerful proposition: Make a gift today that will still be creating opportunities at BU a century from now.

BU’s history of inclusion for all is mirrored in our own challenge proposal: the Century Challenge. This unique philanthropic tool greatly increases scholarship support and helps keep our doors open to the best and brightest students.

How does it work?

If you establish an endowed scholarship of $100,000 or more—a scholarship that will bear the name of your choosing—BU will match, dollar for dollar, the income from that fund for scholarship purposes for 100 years after the fund’s activation. We will provide these matching funds for the first $100 million of endowment support pledged to the Century Challenge.

For a century, therefore, the good that is done in your name will be doubled. And just as important: The power of your scholarship will increase annually, as both our endowment and the University’s match increase.

For more information about how to participate in the Century Challenge, please contact Joshua Aiello, Vice President for Development, at or 617-353-2286.