Boston University Scholarships For International Students 2022

Boston University’s fully funded scholarship for International students 2022/2023 is now open for online application. Boston University is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1839 by Methodists. A BU degree is a smart choice that offers unparalleled opportunities, as BU prepares its students for academic, professional and social successes. BU has majors for every interest as it consists of 10 undergraduate schools where students will learn under accomplished professors doing incredible work in their respective fields.

Boston University Scholarships

Boston University recognizes academic achievements, high achieving students who go above and beyond and therefore offers a wide variety of merit scholarships covering full or partial tuition. Most awards are for academic achievement, while others go to talented athletes, performers, and artists. Merit-based awards are not applied for separately as students are automatically considered after admission application and do not have to be repaid. These scholarships may be need-based, state grants, merit-based or federal grants

Students awarded these scholarships would  benefit any or all of these:

  1. Monthly stipend funding
  2. Free food and accommodation
  3. Return air tickets
  4. Partial or full tuition
  5. Cash fixed funding
  6. Free access to literature and research needs

Merit-Based Scholarships

Boston University recognizes excellence and is dedicated to helping outstanding students realise their dreams through a variety of merit scholarships. Most merit-based scholarships are awarded for academics, some for specific areas of study, other accomplishments like outstanding athletes, performers, artists, and leaders are all awarded. These awards have a duration of 4  study years which must be renewed annually provided certain criteria are met. Students may either apply, be nominated or be selected depending on the award type. Recipients of these awards may also apply for need-based awards if all criteria are met.

Eligibility

  • Must be admitted into any BU’s degree-awarding schools or college
  • International Students or eligible non-citizen
  • International students are to be considered for the Trustee and Presidential Scholarships while U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens (international students) are considered for all merit awards and other scholarships.

Level / Field of study

Undergraduate

Award Value

Partial or fully funded

Deadline

Varies Annually (check deadlines)

List of Merit-based Scholarships

  1. First-Year Merit Awards
  2. Trustee Scholarship

This is considered BU’s most prestigious scholarship, applicants who are among the most accomplished in their class and demonstrate exceptional engagement in their schools and communities should apply.

  • Annual Value: Full tuition & fees
  • International and national Students are eligible
  • 4.0 grade point averages in high school
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Number of Awards: 20
  • No CSS Profile™ & FAFSA required
  • One essay required on the Common or Coalition Application

How To Apply

  • 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.
  • Presidential Scholarship

International students in their first year who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement are awarded the presidential scholarship. In addition to being among our most talented students, they also excel beyond the classroom and are leaders in their schools and communities.

  • Annual Value: $25,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • All students are considered for the Presidential Scholarship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, eligible non-citizens, and international students.

How to Apply

  • No additional essays or application forms are required.
  • Students who wish to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship should submit their application and supporting credentials by December 1.
  • National Merit Scholarship

High School Seniors who are Finalists in the National Merit Competition and have been offered admission into BU will be awarded a 4-year study scholarship of $25,000

  • Annual Value: Presidential Scholarship  $25,000
  • Submit all credentials by January 4
  • Choose BU as college first choice
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Submitting the FAFSA and CSS Profile is recommended
  • College Board National Recognition Programs

Students recognized by the College Board National Recognition Programs who have exceptionally strong academic records are considered for the four-year, $25,000 tuition BU Presidential Scholarship.

  • Annual Value: $25,000
  • Students that identify as African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Indigenous and/or attend school in a rural area or small town are eligible for the College Board National Recognition Programs.
  • Recipients are chosen by the Board of Admissions and the Scholarship Committee.
  • Deadline: January 1
  • FAFSA and CSS Profile is recommended

Need-Based Scholarships

Boston University provides financial aid to students who meet the criteria for demonstrated financial need. Applicants must file both the Profile™ and FAFSA applications to be considered and submitted by the required deadlines. After the first year awardees are not required to file the Profile™ but  FAFSA applications are required each year for federal and state financial aid.

Eligibility

The eligibility test is carried out using the MyinTuition calculator.

Level / Field of study

Undergraduate

Award Value

Partial or fully funded

Deadline

Varies Annually (check deadlines)

List of Need-based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships vary in amount and eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need and other factors. Selection criteria may also include the availability of funds for your program of study.

  • Boston University Need-Based Scholarship

Awarded to students who meet all eligibility criteria for need-based financial aid.

Renewal criteria: Awardee must satisfactorily complete at least 12 credits each semester, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00, and meet all other eligibility criteria.

  • BU Community Service Award

This is awarded to incoming first-year and transfer students who are Boston public high school graduates, meet all criteria for need-based financial aid and apply before the financial aid deadline. Recipients receive non-loan financial aid up to their calculated need. The scholarship will increase at the same percentage rate as any future tuition increase.

Renewal criteria: Students must satisfactorily complete at least 12 credits each semester, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00, fulfil a requirement of 25 hours of community service per semester, and meet all other eligibility requirements.

  • Charles River Housing Grant

This grant is for students living in University-owned housing on either the Charles River Campus or the Fenway Campus and who meet all criteria for need-based financial aid.

Renewal criteria: Awardees must satisfactorily complete at least 12 credits each semester, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00, and continue to meet the housing and all other eligibility requirements.

  • University Scholarship

University Scholars are selected from among those with exceptional financial needs and outstanding academic achievement and promise. Total financial aid is offered up to the student’s full financial need, as determined by BU Financial Assistance. Scholarships increase at the same percentage rate as any future tuition increase.

Renewal criteria: Scholars must satisfactorily complete at least 12 credits each semester, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00, and continue to meet all other eligibility requirements.

State Grants

Some state governments offer grants for college expenses, and some allow their grant awards to be used at colleges and universities outside a student’s state of residence.

Eligibility

Residents of the state listed below and must file for the FAFSA

Level / Field of study

Undergraduate

Award Value

Partial or fully funded

Deadline

Varies Annually depends on the state

List of State Grants

Massachusetts Gilbert Grant

Massachusetts Part-Time Grant

Delaware Scholarships

Pennsylvania  Financial Aids

Vermont Grant

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