Merit-based awards are offered to incoming students that have been identified for being exceptionally promising in their chosen fields of study and for contributing to our student body’s diversity—including intellectual, economic, racial, cultural, geographical, and gender.
Merit-Based Awards are offered at the time of the admission decision and are based solely on materials submitted in a completed application. No additional application or materials are required.
Applicants that have submitted a complete application by the January 4 deadline will receive the strongest consideration for these awards.
The Lynch School offers a number of individual scholarships for master's students in specific areas. These scholarships recognize the academic merit of our incoming students and honor the mission of the Lynch School.
Named Scholarships are offered at the time of admissions decision and are based solely on materials submitted in a completed application. No additional application or materials are required.
Named Scholarships List
Steven M. and Tammy J. Barry established this fund to support graduate students with financial need. The award provides tuition remission scholarships, with a preference to students focusing on learning among multi-disabled children.
The Bradley Endowed Fellowship is a tuition scholarship that supports students in our Fifth Year Program pursuing a specialization in moderate special needs. The award gives preference to students seeking experience in urban schools.
Bristing Urban Scholar Fund
This was a gift of Karen Izzi Bristing '84. Bristing Urban Scholar awards funded by this gift will provide financial assistance to graduate students who are committed to teaching in an urban setting.
Christine Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund
This Fund was established in 2000 through a gift from Martha T. '66 and Robert J. '66 Martin, Boston College parents, and Bradley C. Martin in memory of Christine Martin '96. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance for graduate students enrolled in the Lynch School of Education, with preference for those engaged in volunteer service, especially serving children with disabilities.
The Herman J. Dreyer Fund provides tuition scholarship assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Lynch School. The Dreyer Scholarship recognizes students who have displayed previous academic excellence and who have demonstrated financial need.
The Barbara Benz Duvnjak and Karlo Duvnjak Fund supports students with tuition remission scholarships who have displayed previous academic excellence and who have demonstrated financial need.
Flaherty and Masella Fellowship
The Mary Jane Flaherty and William Masella Fellowship Fund supports Lynch School graduate students with demonstrated financial need by providing tuition remission scholarships. This award is presented to students from New York or New Jersey.
The Immaculate A. Fruscione Fellowship is a tuition scholarship that supports students in the school counseling program who have a commitment to working in urban schools upon completion of their degree.
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund supports master's degree students in our teacher education programs.
The Kaneb Catholic Leadership Fellowship Fund supports students in Catholic leadership in our master's programs. The fellowship offers tuition scholarships to students.
Keough Memorial Fellowship
The William F. Keough Memorial Fellowship Fund provides scholarship assistance for both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in international education.
Lam Family Fellowship
In accord with the intent of the donors, William and Mary Lam, this award is presented to a Chinese student who is committed to enhancing the educational experiences of poor rural students in China.
Martin Fellowship, Brenda and Robert
This was a gift of Brenda S. and Robert T. Martin. Income from the endowment supports a graduate student with a preference for those focusing on the education of students with learning differences.
Frances D. Stiglin Fellowship
This was a gift of Tara Stiglin DeNuccio in honor of her mother. Income provides fellowship assistance for qualified Boston College graduate students with preference to those studying special needs in the Lynch School of Education.
Sharp Urban Teaching Scholarship
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation has given the Lynch School a generous endowment to provide financial support to 10 highly talented graduate students per year who are from underrepresented groups committed to teaching in urban schools. The scholarship is comprised of a $10,000 stipend. One-half of the stipend is an outright grant and the remaining $5,000 is a forgivable loan. One-quarter of the loan amount will be forgiven upon completion of the master’s degree and the remaining three-quarters is forgiven, up to the full amount, for each year spent teaching in an urban school.