The additional scholarships and boost in financial aid generated by the campaign dovetails with a variety of ongoing strategic enrollment efforts at the University. Some of them include:
- Our partnership with the American Talent Initiative (ATI), an alliance of colleges and universities committed to improve opportunities for students from low- and moderate-income households. Having only joined last year, BU is already making progress toward ATI’s primary goal, as the percentage of low-income students in our freshman class increased from 15.7 percent in fall 2016 to 19.6 percent in fall 2019.
- The Thomas M. Menino Scholarship program supports exemplary incoming students from Boston Public Schools (BPS) each year with full tuition for four years. Since its inception in 1973, we’ve awarded more than $176 million in scholarships to nearly 2,000 BPS students.
- The Community Service award program meets the full financial need (without loans) of any BPS graduate admitted to BU. Since 2009, more than 500 BPS students have received close to $75 million in scholarship funding.
- Our partnership with the College Advising Corps has seen BU mentors prepare more than 11,000 city students for college.
- BU’s alliance with the Posse Foundation brings groups of deserving urban students from around the country to campus for four years of study tuition-free.