Each year, Boston University students apply for a number of prestigious, nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. These fellowships may provide funding for portions of undergraduate study, for graduate study, or even for travel and/or independent research not tied to a degree program.
The Office of Fellowships & Scholarships (situated in the Office of the Provost) provides information, outreach, and support to high-achieving Boston University students who may be candidates for these nationally-competitive awards. Opportunities requiring the University’s endorsement, such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, DAAD, Luce, Carnegie Jr. Fellows, Goldwater, Truman, and Udall scholarships and fellowships are supported and administered through this office. We also provide advice to students applying for prestigious competitions that do not require institutional nomination, such as the Gates Cambridge and others.
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As the director, I work with undergraduate and graduate students across BU’s schools and colleges who are considering the wide range of opportunities available through our office. Students: I invite you to visit me here on the 5th floor of the GSU to explore your interests and how they might align with the many fellowships and scholarships we support and administer. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you through the rewarding and fulfilling process of applying for these competitive awards. Please don’t hesitate to stop by, call, or write.
I am delighted to be a part of BU’s thriving community of students, scholars, and staff and to share my excitement for this work. Before arriving at BU in 2017, I spent many years advising students and working closely with faculty at Harvard’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. I also served as a Title IX Coordinator for undergraduates and earlier in my career, I spent several years providing program oversight and advising in the Department of English.
I am a proud Terrier alum with a Master’s degree in Higher Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from BU’s School of Education. I enjoyed my undergraduate years at Bates College in Maine, where I studied English.
Courtney Mansfield Chu, Administrative Coordinator
As the Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, I support Jeff and his work with undergraduate and graduate students. I field questions from students, collect application materials, and work to set up appointments between students and Jeff. I am also responsible for our marketing through our Twitter account and our newsletter, where I’m always looking to provide more information to students. If there is anything you haven’t seen in our marketing materials for which you would like to see more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me with ideas.
I joined BU in 2017, and am excited to work with all students. Before BU, I worked in marketing in the automotive industry, where I planned events and ran social media for three different automotive brands. I earned Master’s Degree from BU in Higher Education Administration in January 2020, and my undergraduate degree is in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Bryant University.
For Boston University students and alumni:
General queries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on twitter @BUFellowships to stay up to date on everything happening in our office.
For scholarships requiring official institutional endorsement, an internal application must be submitted to the office by a deadline that may be several months before the national scholarship deadline. Applicants will often be interviewed in order for the Provost’s Office to prepare the letter of nomination, or in case the number of nominees is limited, as part of the internal selection process.
Many other opportunities exist and may be available through Deans’ offices, department offices, and the Office of Financial Assistance.
Undergraduate research opportunities are announced by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
For Boston University Faculty:
Faculty opportunities are announced through the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research.
For Incoming or Prospective Students:
Boston University’s Office of Financial Assistance or your department of study can provide advice.