2020 BC Scholarships

BC net price is at $33,661.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Boston College. BC awards an average of $19,000.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, BC students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Chestnut Hill, then those costs could be even higher.

43% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $40,716.00. Furthermore, 14% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $7,385.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Boston College students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by BC while others are open to BC students, though not exclusive to Boston College.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Boston College students?

There are 11 scholarships totaling $52,000.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 11 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Boston College students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Boston College scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Boston College study abroad scholarships, Boston College transfer scholarships, and Boston College merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for BC study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward BC study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to BC transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Boston College transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. BC transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for BC transfer scholarships.

Are these BC scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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Boston College Scholarship/Grant

Sponsor by Boston College Location Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA

Selection is based upon financial need and GPA.

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$500.00 February 1 Apply Now

Amanda V. Houston Fellowship

Sponsor by Boston College Location Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and will have completed their sophomore year before June 1. Applicant must have a strong record of university and/or black community involvement.

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$3,500.00 February 5 Apply Now

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Boston College Location Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA

Applicant must be a Boston College junior. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Applicant must have demonstrated leadership or active participation in a Boston College organization, or service within an organization outside of Boston College.

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- November 27 Apply Now

Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship

Sponsor by Boston College Location 72 College Road, Chestnut Hill, MA

Applicant must be a junior year student whose life demonstrates an understanding of, and committment to, the values and ideals inherent in the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Selection is also based upon applicant's involvement in and service to...

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- February 5 Apply Now

NEEBC Scholarship Award

Sponsor by New England Employee Benefits Council Location 240 Bear Hill Road, Suite 102, Waltham, MA

Applicant must be a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate student who is considering a career in a benefits-related area such as: health care program design, pension plan design, implementation or administration, retirement strategies, ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits, work/life programs, health risk management, institutional investing of retirement savings,...

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$5,000.00 April 1 Apply Now

Heriberto Flores Scholarship

Sponsor by Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Location PO Box 15769, Springfield, MA

Applicant must be a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College of Puerto Rican ancestry who resides in Hampden or Hampshire County and will attend a post-secondary institution in Massachusetts.

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$8,000.00 March 30 Apply Now

Boston College - One Family Scholarship Program

Sponsor by Boston College Location Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA

The program assists heads of households in achieving their academic goals. Recipients of this scholarship receive an integrated network of services through the non-profit organization, One Family, Inc., whose mission is to serve residents of the Commonwealth who are low-income and homeless, or have experienced homelessness within the prior year. Applicants...

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$12,000.00 March 2 Apply Now

Boston College - MASSGrant

Sponsor by Boston College Location Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA

Applicant must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one full year, be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV, have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be in compliance with Selective Service Registration, be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits or...

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$15,000.00 March 15 Apply Now

Boston College - Part-Time Grant

Sponsor by Boston College Location Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA

To be eligible for a Massachusetts Part-Time Grant, an applicant must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the start of the academic year, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, have applied for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

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$8,000.00 March 15 Apply Now

Asian American Scholarship

Sponsor by Boston College Location Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA

Applicant must be a full-time Boston College junior, a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, and be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Applicant must also be active in community service to the Asian American and wider communities on and/or off campus.

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- February 5 Apply Now

MASSGrant Program

Sponsor by Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Location Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Revere, MA

Applicant must be U.S. citizen/eligible non-citizen who is a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $0 and $4,995. Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in a certificate, associate, or bachelors degree program. Financial need and completion of FAFSA required.

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