About Us

Our Office

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.

Contacts

Jeff Bjmberg, Director of National & International Scholarships

berg@bu.edu; 617-358-8061

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 8th floor of 1 Silber Way 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.

About

I am delighted to join BU’s thriving community of students, scholars, and staff and to share my excitement for this work.  Before arriving at BU, 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.

For Boston University students and alumni:

General queries can be sent to: bufellow@bu.edu

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.