The Trustee Scholarship Program at Boston University accepts around 20 outstanding students each year. Almost all of the scholars admitted have previously achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs and were at the top of their class. A true testament to housing only the cream of the crop, Boston University’s high standards makes them a credible institution where you could pursue further education.

Application deadline: December 1, 2022





Benefits of the Boston University Trustee Scholarship

A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually, creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinarily well-rounded individuals. At BU, Trustee Scholars become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.

To be considered for a Trustee Scholarship:

  • Submit the Common or Coalition Application and all required materials for admission to one of the undergraduate degree programs at BU by December 1.
  • Complete the Trustee Scholarship essay on the Common or Coalition Application as part of your application to BU.

How to Apply

Please choose from one of the two prompts below and submit one essay, in 600 words or less, as part of your application through the Common or Coalition Application.

The Trustee Scholars at Boston University form a diverse and inclusive community of students. Please tell us about a time when you proactively advocated for or experienced, inclusivity in your school or community. What did you learn and how would you put that into practice at Boston University?

Howard Thurman, who was the dean of BU’s Marsh Chapel from 1953-1965, once wrote: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” Can you describe a particular experience you have had or an activity that you participate in that makes you come alive? How would you try to integrate that experience or activity into your time at BU?

For further information about the scholarship, please visit the official website.


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