In the first 60 years of the Boston University Women’s Guild, awards have had a tremendous impact on the lives of over 200 graduate women and undergraduate writers. We invite you to learn about our most recent BUWG Award Winners.

BUWG Awards were established to provide both aid and encouragement to individuals aged 30 and over who are enrolled in University graduate programs. The BUWG awards a variety of scholarships with different criteria, including those available to women and those who identify as female and others, with preference to women and those who identify as female. Applicants may be eligible for BUWG awards for students aged 30 years old and older and/or BU Women’s Council awards for graduate students of any age. These awards do not require U.S. citizenship or full-time enrollment. Eligible applicants must have completed at least one semester and be currently enrolled in a graduate program.

Winners of BUWG awards 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. Awards have helped pay expenses included in the Cost of Attendance, such as child care, tuition, production costs for thesis films, books, travel, and other research needs.

Learn more about the application process and meet our most recent award winners.

BU Women’s Council Awards: In July 2019, the BUWG merged with the Boston University Women’s Council, a similar organization which has provided support to women graduate students at Boston University for over ninety years. The BUWC awards do not have an age requirement. Some named awards are the New England Women’s College Scholarship, the Marion Parsons Wheeler Scholarship and others funded by donations from the Council, and now, Guild members.

The Florence Engel Randall Fiction Awards are given to: 1) an outstanding graduate student selected by the Creative Writing Program faculty and 2) to an undergraduate student selected by a short story competition.

Learn more about the Florence Engle Randall Awards and undergraduate fiction prize application.

If you have questions about the above awards, please contact the Scholarship Chair: Elizabeth Flagg,

Fisk House: Fisk House is a cooperative residence for women graduate students enrolled at Boston University. Administered by the Office of Residential Life and supported and maintained by the Boston University Women’s Guild since February 2020, Fisk House provides a residence for 16 students at nominal cost. It is the only subsidized graduate student residence at Boston University. Application process is open January to March.

Make a donation to the BUWG Scholarship Fund today!