Appeals

It is possible to appeal decisions of the Scholarships, Bursaries, Medals, and Awards Committee, decisions of the Athletic Awards Committee, and/or the University’s application of scholarship regulations if you believe there has been an error or there are extenuating circumstances in your personal situation that might justify an exception to published University policy.

Award Appeal Process

  1. Complete and submit the online Award Appeal Application Form.
    • You will be required to submit a personal letter in support of your appeal. ┬áThis letter must meet the following criteria:
      • Maximum 2 pages
      • Contains a clear, detailed explanation of the circumstances that have led to the present request
    • You are encouraged to submit supporting documentation (if applicable) such as the following:
      • Medical note/certificate from your doctor, psychologist, counselor, etc.
      • Letters of support from faculty/staff members, academic advisors, and/or other individuals in an academic/professional setting directly related to your appeal
        • Letters of reference that are overly general and/or not related to the circumstances of the appeal are not considered.
        • Letters must be dated, contain referee contact information, and if submitted electronically, come from a professional email account (not Yahoo, Gmail, etc.)
  2. Your appeal will be forwarded to the Scholarships, Bursaries, Medals, and Awards Committee or the Athletic Awards Committee, as appropriate, for review and decision.
  3. Decisions of the committee are final.

Appeal Decision Notification

Once the committee has made a decision on your appeal, the Scholarships and Awards Office will send an email to your BU email account notifying you of the decision.