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Scholarship Name:
Boston University Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship
Scholarship Description:
Fellowship offered by Boston University to incoming Boston University students.
Award Amount:
Full-Tuition/Benefits/$25,134.00 Stipend
Number of Scholarships:
Multiple awards
Application Required:
Official Transcript(s)  Required:
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:
One (1) nomination
Interview Required:
Original Essay Required:
Additional Requirements and Information:
1)  Must be nominated; 2) Must be an incoming Boston University graduate student; 3) Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and community service activities; 4) Fellowship awarded as follows:  Full-time tuition waiver at the GRS rate, plus the Student Services and Health & Wellness fees, a $25,134.00 annual stipend for living expenses and Boston University basic health insurance. Some schools or programs supplement the stipend with additional funding; 5) Renewable for up to two (2) additional academic years (3 total).
  • Students may not apply directly for this scholarship award.  Candidates are nominated by the admissions office.  To be considered, interested students should contact their respective admissions office to request a nomination and provide a statement describing his or her accomplishments in, and commitment to social justice and community involvement.
  • The nominating department should provide a cover memo describing the qualifications of the nominee and a PDF of the nominee’s complete graduate application and send the document to the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs at
  • The fellowship is available to U.S. citizens who are incoming students at Boston University beginning master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees in any department or school.

Eligibility Requirements:
 Must be a U.S. citizen, Must be enrolled as a full-time student
Additional Applicant Requirements:
Must be a graduate student
Category (ies):
Race, Ethnicity, Race, Merit-based, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, School/College
Web Site:
Point of Contact:
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
705 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 112
Boston, Massachusetts  02215
Telephone:  (617) 353-2696

Deadline: February 15, 2023 (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).

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