Merit Scholarships

The unique educational experience at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) is defined not only by dedicated, expert faculty, but by students who are self-motivated, professionally accomplished, and driven to succeed. MET students make exceptional contributions to the classroom, sharing diverse perspectives on complex issues and serving as a valuable resource for peer support and network connections.

MET offers merit scholarships of up to $5,000 toward tuition and fees to eligible students admitted to a graduate degree program, based on the strength of each applicant’s academic qualifications and professional experience. Award recipients are notified within their admission letter, with awards disbursed in even installments for each course of enrollment toward master’s degree requirements. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and good academic standing to maintain their merit scholarship award.

Eligibility Requirements

Consideration for a merit scholarship is based on the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents seeking admission to a master’s degree program at BU MET
  • The Application for Graduate Admission must be submitted by the relevant application deadline
  • Cumulative GPA from all previous undergraduate and graduate work must be 3.0 or higher

This merit scholarship cannot be combined with other BU scholarships. Please note that employees of Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) are not eligible for merit scholarships.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

A completed Application for Graduate Admission must be submitted in order to be considered for a scholarship. No additional application is required.

All applicants to a graduate degree program are automatically considered for this merit scholarship. The admissions committee will nominate a select group of admitted students to receive this award, based on the strength of each applicant’s academic qualifications and professional experiences. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award with their admissions decision and will receive up to $5,000 disbursed in even installments per course of enrollment.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about merit-based scholarships or wish to complete an Application for Graduate Admission, contact Admissions at 617-353-6000 or