About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Boston University who's alumni include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Boston University welcomes around 20 students to the Trustee Program every year. The Trustee Scholarship is Boston University's most esteemed merit-based award.

This Scholarship covers the candidate's entire undergraduate tuition and various other educational expenses and fees. The award is renewable for 4 years if a criterion is met.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant must get admitted to BU to be considered for the grant. No additional application form is required for the scholarship.

  • An application fee of $75 must be paid along with the official academic transcripts and SAT/ACT scorecards to demonstrate one's excellence in academics.

  • In addition to the application form, a student must fill in their nomination form that is available on the official website of the university.

  • A candidate must also submit an essay in no more than 600 words on the topic that is listed online and another essay in about 300 words explaining their own topic.

  • In addition to the above documents, an applicant must also send their FAFSA form to determine his/her family's financial position to pay for their education.


Scholarship Award Amount and Deadline

  • The award covers full tuition plus fees (valued around $69,668) per year and is renewable for three years if a GPA of at least 3.5 is maintained.

  • The number of awards offered varies and depends on a total number of applications received for the current academic year.

All the documents mentioned above must be submitted to the concerned department no later than 1st December to be eligible for the scholarship. Any delay in submitting the application form will lead to disqualification.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be legally recognized US citizen and be a high senior at the time of application

  • A student must have a plan to attend Boston University in Massachusetts.

  • An applicant must have the SAT score of 1500 or higher or the ACT score of 35.