Each year, the Board of Admissions awards the Presidential Scholarship to our incoming first-year students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. In addition to being among our most academically talented students, Presidential Scholars demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom and are leaders in their schools and communities. This $25,000 tuition scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at BU.


The Boston University Presidential Scholarship will provide $25,000.00 in funding to successful scholars.


  • Rank in the top 5% of their high school class
  • Have shown incredible extracurricular achievements in their schools and communities

Though test scores are not required, students who submit scores typically:

  • Have SAT scores above 1500 and ACT scores above 33
  • Be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens are considered for all merit awards and other scholarships.
  • Be international students are considered for the Trustee and Presidential Scholarships only.

Application Documents

  • Academic transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Recommendation Letter
  • English Language Proficiency Certificate

Method of Application

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No additional essays or application forms are required. Students who wish to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship should submit their application and supporting credentials by December 1.

For More Information,

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2024.