Thanks to a generous donation recently received by the Executive LL.M. program at Boston University, we are now able to offer a number of partial-tuition scholarships to eligible applicants. The gift, from a supporter of the ELLM who wishes to remain anonymous, comes at a propitious time for the ELLM program. “The availability of scholarships is one more step in our aspiration to be the leading Executive LL.M. program, and will aid us further in attracting highly-qualified practitioners from around the world”, said ELLM director Dr. Ian C. Pilarczyk. “We are already fortunate to have students from nearly forty countries and five continents, but this gift will allow us to further enhance our global reach.”
Knowing the donor as he does, Pilarczyk is not at all surprised that he wished to remain anonymous. “The fact that we are able to offer these scholarships at all is thanks entirely to a gift from one of our most generous supporters–generous in terms of financial support, certainly, but also in terms of the many other ways in which he supports the activities of the ELLM”, explained Pilarczyk. “He is inspirational, and we treasure having him as part of the Boston University family. I am sure he will be thrilled with the results of his gift.”
Not only do these funds provide the ELLM office with another tool to recruit qualified applicants to the program, but it also fits another strategic goal of the ELLM office. “We have had a number of inquiries from graduates and friends of the ELLM, asking how they can best support the program financially. This gift allows us to set up a scholarship fund, to which other donors may also contribute, so that we can pool their donations and grow our ability to support ELLM students over time”, says Pilarczyk.
This landmark gift, which will support multiple partial-tuition scholarships, will be awarded on the basis of need and will be limited to new applicants to the ELLM. For potential applicants interested in applying for a scholarship, please visit our website here or email our office at email@example.com. If you are interested in supporting the ELLM Scholarship Fund in any amount, please contact the ELLM office and we will be more than happy to provide you with further information.
Upwards and onwards!