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Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards & Internships

BC provides scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students every year.

New Window Will OpenMartin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

New Window Will OpenOscar Romero Scholarship

New Window Will OpenAmanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship

New Window Will OpenBenigno and Corazon Aquino Scholarship

Many more great opportunities!! Comprehensive list available through the Boston College University Fellowships Committee!

Other Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities. Check this page regularly for new updates.

Each summer the Einstein Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) brings together 50 college students each summer for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career. Apply here

The APAICS Summer Internship Program is an eight-week program that provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to work in Washington. D.C., and experience American politics and public policy. APAICS interns are placed in U.S. congressional offices and federal agencies. The program develops leadership and professional skills, encourages political and civic engagement, and fosters a strong interest in public service careers.  Apply here


The Boston College Experience provides motivated high school students the opportunity to live and learn as students at Boston College.  Through adherence to our Jesuit mission, our programs focus on exposing students to a rich and rewarding college experience through coursework, extracurricular activities and reflection. Built into the programs are activities that help to prepare students for their college search and the transition into college life.  Student will participate in service learning activities, culture and social outings all while enjoying the beautiful city of Boston over the summer.

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The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

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As part of GE’s commitment to support higher education, the GE Foundation has invested in scholarship programs that help promising students from around the world gain access to quality education.

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Empowering Scholarships and Support Services to as many exceptional Hispanic American Students as possible.

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Students can explore the financial services industry through John Hancock Internship Program. John Hancock offers internships year-round; assignments vary depending on business needs. Opportunities will exist in various business areas, ranging from Investments, Mutual Funds, IT, Finance, Insurance, Human Resources and many more. Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week.

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Match Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is a one-year urban education fellowship. Recent college graduates from top universities across the country commit a year  to closing the achievement gap in Boston, one student at a time. Match Corps Members tutor small groups of students in grades 1-12 and partner closely with families. Tutors are integral members of high-performing school teams in some of the best schools in America and discover what it takes to change the lives of kids.

Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for both scholarships will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.


Offers a one-year Urban Education fellowship program. Similar to programs like Teach for America and the New York City Teaching Fellows Program.

Here are some helpful websites that list other scholarship opportunities for students:

(The list below is established through various sources and is for information only. Neither Boston College nor the Office of AHANA Student Programs is responsible for the contents found in these websites. They are not afiiliated with BC or BAIC).

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New Window Will OpenJackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

New Window Will OpenRon Brown Scholarship Program

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The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.


A lack of resources to attend costly LSAT preparation classes and to fund expensive admissions applications is a significant factor in hindering the application to law school by diverse students. The Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program aims to increase diversity in law schools and, eventually, in the legal profession by subsidizing the LSAT preparatory course and law school application expenses of diverse, high-performing college students who have difficulty paying the expenses associated with applying to law school.

2018 Sidley Scholars Summer Seminar, a multiple-day introduction to the structure of the American legal system and substantive instruction on the traditional first-year law school courses and instruction in how to succeed in law school, as well as an opportunity to meet Sidley lawyers and other leaders in the legal community. The Sidley Scholars Summer Seminar is for Scholars who are starting law school immediately following the Summer Seminar.

Scholars will receive up to $2,500 to pay tuition for selected LSAT preparation courses, as well as reimbursement of application fees for as many as seven law schools.


Research studies show a leading obstacle to obtaining a college degree is a student's inability to afford college. In 2011, the National Center for Education Statistics, reported that students enrolling or completing Bachelor’s programs has largely become stagnant.

Since its inception in 1987, Thurgood Marshall College Fund  (TMCF) has provided scholarships to qualified students attending its member-schools.  TMCF scholarships have provided support to help fund an education at one of our nation's public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

TMCF provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. TMCF scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria. Awards are made each semester and are based on a verification process designed to ensure that academic expectations are being met and that there is an unmet financial need.

All classifications of students are invited to apply for a TMCF scholarship.

TMCF Scholarships:

Are merit based and applicants must have a financial need to qualify.

Are restricted for payment of tuition, on campus room and board, books and fees.

Are paid directly to the college or university on behalf of the award recipient to be credited to his or her school account.

The average award is $2,200.00 per student per semester.

All scholarship award recipients must re-apply annually for renewal.

TMCF Scholarship Criteria:

Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Attend one of the 47 TMCF Member Schools

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551

Demonstrate leadership qualities and service experience

Be recommended by a Faculty or Staff member of your current school

If selected, the TMCF | AFSCME Union Scholar will receive a 10-week summer field placement in the summer of 2017 during which the student will participate in a union organizing campaign in one of several field locations across the United States. Students who enter the program as sophomore are eligible to participate for a second year. Returning students will receive a 10-week summer placement at AFSCME headquarters in Washington, DC. All interns will receive the following:

  • A stipend of up to $4,000 (to be provided by AFSCME)

  • On-site housing at the intern’s location (provided by AFSCME)

  • A three-day orientation and training (conducted by AFSCME)

  • A three-day debrief (conducted by AFSCME)

  • An academic scholarship of up to $6,300 for the 2017-2018 school year, based on successful completion of the summer program (as determined by AFSCME) and unmet need (as determined by TMCF)

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This database is a resource to help students locate enrichment programs


We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.

We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

Our strategic plan serves as a roadmap for the Department to help ensure we achieve our mission and implement our vision.

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Sterling Law Offices, S.C. is offering students the opportunity to win a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic goals. We believe in education and want to help curb the cost of education for students. Our hope is that this scholarship will help students continue to pursue their dream and achieve all of their goals.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors preparing for their first year of college as well as college students already enrolled full-time.

Payment of Scholarships

The Sterling Law Offices, S.C. scholarship is paid to the school of the selected recipient. It will be paid in a one-time, non-renewable amount of $1,000 U.S. Dollars. Only one entry is permitted per student.

All scholarships given by Sterling Law Offices, S.C. are awarded annually in July. The scholarship payout will occur in August of the same year in one installment of $1,000 U.S. Dollars.

Eligibility Guidelines and Overview

  • Must be a resident of the United States.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four or two-year college or trade school.
  • Please provide the address of the college’s Financial Aid Office in your application.
  • Please provide your college student identification number in your application.
  • Application must be completed by June 30th to be eligible for the next school year.
  • Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Scholarship awards and eligibility requirements are subject to change.


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ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Autumn 2017 Scholarship Promotion.

We are looking for one page submissions that are creative, with use of visual media as well as text, describing a student's ideal internship.

The Grand Prize Winner each quarter will receive the $3,000 scholarship. Runner ups will receive the honorable mention of "ZipRecruiter Scholar Finalist."

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