Scholarships, Assistantships & Employment

Merit-based scholarship funding is now administered through the Woods College.

Scholarship funding is awarded on an as-available basis and is limited.  Consideration for scholarships for all undergraduate and previously funded students begins with the submission of the Boston College Application for Financial Aid and the Woods College Scholarship Application as well as a one-page essay.  Essays should be submitted via email to (Please include name and Eagle ID number on separate scholarship essay). 

Notification of awards will be provided by the end of each month.  Please note all applications will be reviewed monthly.  Materials include the BC Application for Financial Aid, the Woods College scholarship form, and the Woods College 500-word scholarship essay addressing the question: 

Why is a Jesuit education important to you?

Any questions you may have can be discussed with your advisor, program director or submitted via email to  Emails should have the word SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.    


*Summer session will be funded ONLY under the following conditions:

1. The student is in final semester (summer) needed to complete degree. Up to 2 courses will be funded.

2. Courses being taken are only offered in the summer term

Funding for scholarships for new graduate students is not available.


International students are not eligible for scholarships. Any international student finding themself in a situation in which academic funding is impaired should notify their advisor and/or program director.  If an international student is asked to apply for a scholarship based upon their specific needs, the process requires submission of Woods College Scholarship Application and Essay ONLY.

Any questions you may have can be discussed with your advisor, program director or submitted via email to  Emails should have the word SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.    

Philanthropist Bernard Osher
Osher Foundation

Philanthropist Bernard Osher
Osher Foundation

Osher Scholarship Program for Returning Adult Students

This is a tuition-only scholarship available to Woods College students enrolled in the undergraduate degree program.  In order to apply, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have experienced a cumulative gap in education of five or more years
  • Are pursuing a first undergraduate degree
  • Anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time after receiving a degree
  • Demonstrate financial need

To apply to the Osher Scholarship program, complete the online application.  Essays should addresses the following questions:

Essay 1: Tell us about your reasons for pursuing your degree and your vision for where you see yourself 10 years from now.

Essay 2: Explain any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.

Some students choose to work while attending BC, either on- or off-campus. The Office of Graduate Student Life maintains a listing of various opportunities.

Visit the GSL Website 

Boston College Student Services maintains a website developed to assist students in their search for hourly paid employment, as well as provide a wide range of information. 

Visit the Student Employment Website

Additional Resources

Below is a sample of leading scholarship search providers: