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Trustee Scholarship at Boston University for International Students 2023

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BU welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program every year. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0-grade point averages in high school and ranked at the top of their class.

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and 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.


A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if specific criteria are met. Competitive applicants who are among the most accomplished in their class and demonstrate exceptional engagement in their schools and communities should apply.


To be eligible for Boston University Trustee Scholarship Program, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • International students are considered for the Trustee and Presidential Scholarships only.
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens are considered for all merit awards and other scholarships.
  • Applicants must enroll in a full-time degree program.
  • Applicants must be ready to enroll in undergraduate courses at the University.
  • Have shown incredible extracurricular achievements in their schools and communities
  • Have SAT scores above 1500 and ACT scores above 33

Method of Application

To be considered for a Trustee Scholarship:

  • To be considered for enrollment in one of BU’s undergraduate degree programs, the Common Application and every other documentation must be presented by December 1st.
  • Fill out the Common Application’s Trustee Scholarship essay as part of your BU application.

The Trustee Scholarship Essay:

Select one of the two questions listed below, and submit one 600-word essay as part of your Common Application application.

  1. Elie Wiesel, a professor at BU and Nobel winner, famously said: “There is heavenly beauty in knowing… Learning entails embracing the idea that life did not start with my birth. I follow in the path of those who have gone before me and have arrived here. The novels I’ve read were written by a number of generations of instructors and students as well as dads and sons, mothers and daughters. I am made up of all of their endeavors and experiences. What is the most significant lesson you took away from a book, movie, podcast, or life event that helped you feel more connected to your own history or identity?
  2. Describe an occasion when you felt excluded or out of your element. At the time, how did you respond and how has that experience influenced how you’re acting now?

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For more information, please contact us at 617-353-2320.

For more information, visit the BU website

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

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