Scholarship for Parents

Boston University’s Metropolitan College offers 50 percent off tuition for parents with children in Boston and Chelsea public schools.

The Scholarship for Parents opens the door to a college degree—along with new career opportunities, personal enrichment, and a chance for parents to share the inspiration of a college education with their children.

Qualifying parents choose from 15 on-campus bachelor’s degree programs at BU’s Metropolitan College—and benefit from the convenience of evening classes.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Scholarship for Parents, you must:

  • Have a child enrolled in a Boston or Chelsea public school
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Have completed six college courses with a GPA of 3.0 or above

Scholarship Application Guidelines

To apply for the Scholarship for Parents, please submit the following:

    • Address how you first became interested in your area of study. What activities, experiences, people, etc., have fostered this interest? What are your long-term goals, and how will this scholarship impact your studies at Boston University?
    • Limit your essay to two, double-spaced typewritten pages—approximately 400 words.
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Verification of child’s enrollment in Boston or Chelsea Public School

Please note:

  • Scholarship applications are reviewed each year on June 15, August 1,
    and December 1
  • Only completed applications will be considered
  • Applicants are notified within two weeks of the review date

Send complete application materials to:

Boston University Metropolitan College
Director, Student Services
1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact Student Services at 617-353-2980 or