Trustee Scholarships - Boston University

Awarded by : Boston University

Updated on Sep 19, 2023
Amrita Kaur

University Research Analyst

Trustee Scholarships - Boston University

  • Applicable for

    Boston University in USA

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 50,72,034/-

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Sep 2024

  • Final application deadline

    01 Dec 2023

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

Boston University is a private research university in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. The school attracts  million annually in research funding, ranking it among the top 10 universities nationally for scientific research expenditures. BU employs nearly 2,000 full-time faculty members across 10 schools and colleges.

International students who want to enrol in Boston University's undergraduate programmes are given the Trustee Scholarships. The Trustee scholarships are open to students with outstanding academic status who also make a positive contribution to their school and community. The complete cost of tuition and other required costs is covered by the scholarships. Twenty scholarships are given out by the institution each year to deserving applicants. With certain requirements being met, the scholarship is renewable for up to four years. To be considered for the Trustee Scholarships, applicants must submit an essay along with a common or coalition entrance application. In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. 


Boston University Trustee Scholarships


Exceptional students are admitted each year into the Trustee Scholars Program at BU. Many of the current Scholars finished high school at the top of their class and maintained flawless 4.0 grade point averages. If certain requirements are completed, a Trustee Scholarship will pay the full undergraduate tuition and necessary undergraduate student expenditures for four years.
The candidate has to have obtained a passing score. Secondary School
- Precalculus and calculus are suggested for 3–4 years of math
- 3–4 years of social science or history
- 2-4 years of exposure to a foreign language
- English language evidence Proficiency
- TOEFL: It needs a minimum of 20 in each section and a score of 90 to 100 overall to pass

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree

This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in Boston University in USA

  • The scholarship is available to all UG programs

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: USD 61,050 => Rs 50,72,034

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 83.63 (last updated 17th April 2024)

Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

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

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 20

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required (minimum score 90)
IELTS Required (minimum score 7)
12 Required


  • Applicant must have passed High School
  • Prerequisites:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3-4 years of mathematics (precalculus/calculus recommended)*
    • 3-4 years of laboratory science
    • 3-4 years of history and/or social science
    • 2-4 years of a foreign language
  • English Language Proficiency Proof:
    • TOEFL: A composite score of at least 90-100 and minimum scores of 20 in each section.
    • IELTS: A total/overall score of 7 or higher

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
Essays Required
Financial/Tax Documents Required


  • LOR: Submit the School Report form and the School Counselor Recommendation form
  • Essays:

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. 

  1. 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 is 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?
  2. 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?


Scholarship Application

Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date December 01, 2023
  • Applicants are required to submit the application at BU by December 1st

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

FAQ Link
Phone number 617-353-2320

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