Scholarships & Fellowships
There are various scholarships and fellowships available to BU Wheelock students.
Some of these awards are available only to BU Wheelock students and others are available to the larger Boston University community. For more information, including the eligibility, application process, and award specifics, please click on the award of interest.
BU Wheelock Scholarships and Fellowships
Boston Campus Students – Master’s & CAGS Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to entering students in Master’s and CAGS programs and are based on academic and professional achievement and potential. These scholarships are competitive and the award amount varies.
There is no additional essay or form required. Priority funding goes to those full-time applicants who submit their admission application by the recommended deadline.
This award is determined by faculty nomination at the time of admission. Applicants will be notified of the Graduate Scholar award in their admission offer letter if the applicant is a recipient.
The following awards are determined by a Scholarship Committee and awardees will be notified from late March through early April. Preference for incoming students is to those applicants who submit by the recommended admission deadline.
City Year Scholarship
Eligibility & Application: To be eligible for this scholarship, please indicate your affiliation to City Year on your admissions application. There is no additional essay or application required.
For more information about the BU Wheelock & City Year partnership, please visit the partnership page.
The Kelly Elizabeth Stephens Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: All current and incoming Wheelock graduate students from Indonesia will be considered for the scholarship at the time of admission.
Susan H. Lek Scholarship
Eligibility: All Wheelock graduate students who will be seeking a degree in Special Education are eligible for this award and will be considered for the scholarship at the time of admission. Preference is for those students who will be studying full-time.
Madelyn Ulmer Scholarship
Eligibility: All incoming Wheelock graduate students who have residency in the state of Maine are eligible for this award. Award recipient decisions will be made by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows
The Ruth Batson Impact and Equity Scholarship Fund
The Ruth Batson Equity & Impact Scholarship will fund Black and Latinx students earning Master’s or CAGS degrees in our teacher preparation programs. Learn more!
Eligibility: All full-time applicants who are applying for the Fall semester to master’s and CAGS programs at the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development are eligible to apply.
The Ansin Intercultural Research Fund
Eligibility: Preference for graduate recipients shall be for full-time master’s degree candidates working in early childhood, elementary, secondary, or adult education settings. Their contributions to improving intercultural understanding should be reflected in their current or recent teaching situations or future plans, academic coursework, research, curriculum or standards projects, community service, or internships
Lovida Hardin Coleman, Jr. Scholarship
Eligibility: Preference is for full-time applicants who will be starting their degree in the fall semester. Applicants should have a commitment to social justice and an intent to serve as innovative educators in Title 1 schools.
Drexler Family Scholarship
Eligibility: All incoming Wheelock graduate students who will begin their studies in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants should be preparing to teach in Title 1 schools. Preference is for students who will be enrolled full-time.
Weissman Family Scholarship
Eligibility: All Wheelock graduate students who will be seeking a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and who intend to teach in the United States are eligible to apply. Preference is for those students who will begin their studies full-time in the Fall semester.
Lowell A. & Janis B. Cook Scholarship
Eligibility:All full-time applicants who are applying for the Fall semester to master’s and CAGS programs at the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development will be considered.
For the following scholarships, please upload the appropriate essay in the documents section of your application.
Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs for Mathematics Education
The BEST Noyce scholarships provide 100% tuition support to a graduate degree program at Boston University. BEST scholars also receive specialized mentoring programs, funding to join professional organizations, and supplies for their classrooms. They become members of a vibrant ongoing STEM community consisting of teachers, mathematics educators, engineers, mathematicians, and graduate students that meets regularly to do mathematics and discuss the teaching of mathematics. All Noyce scholars commit to teaching for at least two years in a high need district.
For more information about the Mathematics Education Noyce scholarship programs including how to apply, please visit the Noyce website.
Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs for Science Education
This program is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program. To apply for this scholarship support:
- Send an email to Professor Peter Garik at email@example.com in order to state your interest.
- Submit a supplemental essay outlining your motivation and commitment to teach in a high-need district. This essay is required in addition to all other admissions materials. Please answer the question regarding the Noyce Scholarship under the Personal Information Section of the application.
If possible, we suggest that one or both of your recommendation providers comment on your motivation to teach science in a high-need district. We understand that not all applicants will be able to provide such recommendations–all applicants for the Noyce Scholarship will be seriously considered even if the recommenders are unable to comment on this aspect of suitability for the scholarship.
Additional information regarding the Noyce Urban Science Scholarship can be found on the Noyce website.
BU Wheelock offers multi-year doctoral fellowships to incoming Doctor of Philosophy students each year. No additional steps are required for PhD applicants; students admitted to the PhD program will receive a funding package automatically. The funding package consists of three components: tuition scholarship award, individual Boston University student health insurance coverage, and a stipend for research, teaching, and/or service activities.
Boston University Scholarships and Fellowships
Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship
Eligibility: This fellowship is available to students who are US citizens, new to Boston University, and beginning full-time graduate studies in any department or school of the University.
Application: To be considered for this award the scholarship selection committee will be reviewing all applicants’ Statement of Qualifications and Objectives, Equity & Inclusion Statement, and/or the Supplemental Scholarship Application. There is no additional essay required.
In order to be eligible for nomination, you must be admitted to a degree/certificate program at Wheelock by February 20. Therefore, if you are interested in this award, you are encouraged to submit a complete admissions application by January 1. Only summer/fall incoming students are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Students are nominated by the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development for consideration by the University for this award.
Award: The MLK Jr. Fellowship provides a stipend for living expenses, a scholarship for full-time tuition plus the Student Services and Health & Wellness fees, and Boston University Basic Medical Insurance Plan.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellowship Award
Eligibility: This one-year fellowship is open to entering and continuing graduate students who are U.S. citizens and who have displayed academic proficiency in a field related to race relations or urban studies. In order to be considered for this award, you must be enrolled in or admitted to a degree/certificate program at Wheelock by February 17. Therefore, if you are interested in this award and are an incoming student, you are encouraged to submit a complete admissions application by January 1.
Application: To be considered for this award, students must submit the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellowship Application along with three letters of recommendation. Continuing Wheelock students should submit a current transcript from Boston University along with their application. Graduate students entering Wheelock need to request certified copies of their transcripts and GRE reports be sent by Wheelock Graduate Admissions Office to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Completed applications should be emailed as a single pdf to Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Award: The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellowship provides a stipend for living expenses, a scholarship for full-time tuition plus the Student Services and Health & Wellness fees, and Boston University Basic Medical Insurance Plan.
Boston University Women's Council
Eligibility: Any full-time woman student who has completed one year of graduate studies at Boston University and who anticipates completing her master’s degree within two years or her doctorate within five years is eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded for both academic promise and financial need.
Application: The application is now open and will be accepting applications until March 2, 2018.
Boston University Women's Guild Scholarship
Winners have ranged in age from 30 to 58 and have come from all BU schools offering graduate programs and from many countries around the globe. Extraordinary expenses that awards have helped pay include child care, support of parents and parents-in-law, and treatment of serious chronic conditions, as well as tuition, production costs for thesis films, and travel and other research needs.
Eligibility: All currently enrolled women graduate students (including online programs). Must be over the age of 30, before May 1, 2018. Must provide at least one recommendation from a BU faculty member.
Application: Applicants must complete the online application form and have two letters of recommendation, one from a Boston University Faculty member.
For more information please refer to the BUWG website
Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program
Eligibility: This fellowship is open to all Boston University graduate students from all departments and schools. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2017.
Application: To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must submit all materials s by email (as Word or PDF attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line SUMMER FELLOWSHIP and your last name. For more information about the application requirements refer to the Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows website.
Deadline: March 13, 2017
External Scholarships and Funding
The following databases may be helpful to you in locating resources outside of Boston University that match your interests and background. Please note that these sites are not affiliated with BU Wheelock or Boston University and therefore BU Wheelock cannot verify the accuracy of their content.