Every year, BU’s Trustee Scholars Programme accepts roughly 20 extraordinary candidates. Many of the Scholars we now have were top students in their high school classrooms and kept perfect 4.0 GPAs.
Trustee Scholars demonstrate intellectual curiosity, inventiveness, and a variety of uncommon viewpoints, experiences, or accomplishments in addition to possessing exceptional academic credentials. In other words, in addition to being great students, they are exceptionally well-rounded individuals. At BU, Trustee Scholars become a part of a special campus community that offers a wide range of academic, cultural, and social opportunities.
A four-year renewable award known as a Trustee Scholarship covers both the full undergraduate tuition and the necessary undergraduate student fees.
Application Deadline: 1st December 2023
Number of Awards: 20
Value of Award: $25,000
Eligible Countries: International & Domestic
The competition is keen;
While criteria varies for each scholarship, recipients typically:
- Rank in the top 5% of their high school class
- Have shown incredible extracurricular achievements in their schools and communities
Though tesot required, students who submit scores typically:
- Have SAT scores above 1500 and ACT scores above 33
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered for a Trustee Scholarship:
- Submit the Common 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 Application as part of your application to BU.
The Trustee Scholarship Essay:
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 Application.
- Nobel laureate and BU professor Elie Wiesel once said: “There is divine beauty in learning… To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests.” Is there a book, film, podcast or life- experience that has made you feel more connected to your personal history/identity, and what is the most important thing you learned from it?
- Describe a time when you felt out of your comfort zone or marginalized in a situation. How did you respond to that moment and how has it informed your actions moving forward?