1st November 2022
Tell Me About Award:
The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program is an undergraduate academic, merit program that annually awards full-tuition scholarships and fully-funded, GPSP-sponsored summer programs to 18 incoming freshman students. Early Decision and Regular Decision applicants who submit their BC applications by the November 1 priority scholarship deadline will be considered. There is no separate application for this scholarship, but please note that only candidates for fall admission will be considered.
What Type of Award is this?
Who can apply?
To apply to be a Boston College Presidential Scholar you must apply by the priority scholarship deadline of November 1. No separate application is required and you may apply as an Early Decision I, Early Decision II or as a Regular Decision applicant. All applicants who apply by the deadline are automatically considered for the Scholarship. Visit the Boston College Admission page for deadlines and information about applying to Boston College.
There is no minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. However, we are looking for students with outstanding academic records, who hold leadership roles in their school and who are committed to and have a demonstrated interest in community service. Typically, the students selected are in the top 1-2 percent of the national pool of freshman applicants.
How are Applicants Selected?
Letters of invitation will be sent out to finalists along with an official offer of admission to BC by February 1. Finalists visit Boston College (at the University’s expense) in mid-March to learn more about the University, the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, and the city of Boston. During their visit, candidates are interviewed by faculty and administrative staff; and they participate in other evaluative experiences which all serve as the basis for the final choice of Presidential Scholars, who will be notified shortly thereafter.
Which Countries are Eligible?
Where will Award be Taken?
How Many Positions will be Given?
What is the Benefit of Award?
The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program is a merit scholarship that covers full tuition at BC, regardless of financial need, and therefore does not require any financial aid forms to be submitted.
How Long is the Program?
Once admitted to BC as Presidential Scholars, students remain in the program for their 4 years at BC provided they maintain a 3.5 GPA and remain model citizens of the BC community throughout that time. Presently, there are 60 Scholars in the program.
How to Apply for Program?
There is no separate application for this scholarship, but please note that only candidates for fall admission will be considered.