Whitney Young, Jr. Fellowship

Boston University annually awards the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellowship in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by Whitney M. Young, Jr., particularly in the fields of social work, urban studies, and Afro-American Studies.

The fellowship is available to entering or continuing graduate students who are U.S. citizens pursuing master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees in any department or school. The recipient of this award will be selected on the basis of having displayed academic proficiency and future promise in a field related to race relations or urban problems.

The one-year fellowship provides full-time tuition, a $25,134 stipend for living expenses, the Student Services and Health & Wellness fees, and Boston University Student Basic Medical Insurance Plan for one year.

Application Process
All applicants must provide the completed application prior to the deadline below. Continuing students must provide a current transcript from Boston University, which can be downloaded from the StudentLink. Entering students must provide certified transcripts. All applicants must obtain three letters of reference. The application, transcripts, and references should be emailed to the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs at apgrad@bu.edu. Applicants are no longer required to submit GRE scores for Whitney Young Fellowship consideration.

Deadline: February 15, 2023

To learn about our previous Whitney Young, Jr. Fellowship Winners, visit our winner profiles website.