Boston University annually awards a limited number of Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowships to
outstanding incoming graduate students who are committed to the social justice principles
espoused by Dr. King.
The fellowship is available to U.S. citizens who are new, incoming students at Boston University
and beginning graduate studies in any department or school.
Up to three years of full-time tuition, plus the Student Services and Health & Wellness fees, a
stipend for living expenses (at the PhD rate of $23,340 for AY 2019-20), and Boston University
basic health insurance. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GRS) will provide PhD
recipients of the MLK Fellowship in its departments with an additional $5,000 summer stipend.
To attract diverse and talented students, we encourage other schools and departments to enhance
the award as resources allow.
Candidates are nominated by the department of admission. While departments are encouraged to
consider this award in their review of applicants, students can also contact the department of
admission to request nomination. Candidates should provide the department with a statement
describing their accomplishments in and commitment to social justice and community involvement.
The nominating department should provide a cover memo describing the qualifications of the
nominee and a PDF of the nominee’s complete graduate application to the Associate Provost for
Graduate Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nomination deadline is February 13, 2019.