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Matthew R. Copithorne Scholarship

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The Matthew R. Copithorne Scholarships were established to honor a Boston College graduate who taught for many years as a professor in the English Department at MIT and who died in 1957. In the words of the original bequest, the Copithorne Scholarships are to support graduate study by "worthy Boston College graduates at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, without restriction of field. In determining the students worthy of said scholarships, the proper officials at Boston College shall consider the character, industry, intelligence, and financial ability of said worthy students."

All Boston College graduating seniors, from any of the university's schools, are eligible for the Copithorne Scholarhip, once they are accepted into a graduate program at Harvard or MIT.  Recent graduates may also apply, although preference will be given to current seniors.

The Copithorne Scholarships are awarded by the Provost and Dean of Faculties. Eligible candidates should notify the University Fellowships office of their interest in being considered for the Copithorne promptly upon being accepted into a Harvard or MIT graduate program.