Expanding Aid

During the course of the campaign, the University raised some $161 million to grow aid for deserving students. Whether through the Century Challenge, which created 150+ scholarship funds for financial aid, or the Cohen Scholarships, which meet the full need of Pell Grant recipients without loans, we believe a quality education should not be out of reach for talented minds.

augustine jimenez
First-generation college student Augustine Jimenez (CAS’20) is on a roll. In high school, he won a Posse Foundation Scholarship that allowed him to attend BU tuition-free for four years. As a sophomore, he won an Initiative on Cities–National League of Cities Menino Fellowship for future leaders, an honor bestowed on one BU student a year. And last April, he hit the trifecta, when he was honored with a Truman Scholarship, an award given to a small number of college juniors across the nation based on their leadership, academic achievement, and commitment to public service.