Thank You for Championing BC Scholarship Recipients

Your Generosity
Changes Lives

Boston College students have benefited in so many ways from your gifts to financial aid over the years, and during this challenging time they have been especially appreciative of the difference your support makes in their lives. Watch this video to hear from many of these students.



Every year, our scholarship dinner features inspiring stories of two Boston College students whose experience is made possible by donors like you. Though James and Naren aren’t able to share their stories in person with you this year, they wanted to bring a piece of this event to you to express their immense gratitude.

Kirwan '23
James Kirwan

The Emilson Family Scholar

Good evening. First and foremost: to Mr. and Mrs. Emilson, who support my education at Boston College through their generous scholarship, I want to express my deepest gratitude. I would also like to express my gratitude to all the donors and alumni who have shown their unconditional support by being present here tonight. It is because of you that many students like me—students who once could…

Read James’ full speech

Briar '20
Naren Briar

The Annexstad Family
Foundation Leaders for Tomorrow

I’d like to say thank you to all the donors who support scholarships at Boston College, and I would especially like to thank the Annexstad Family Foundation for their support of my BC education. My Boston College story began long before I came to Chestnut Hill, and even before I was born. In 1996, my mother and father sought refuge in the United States after escaping the murderous…

Read Naren’s full speech

Ways to Connect with and Support

If you have any questions or would like to connect with your scholarship recipient, please contact Bianca Whitworth Luzon at

If you would like to make a gift to continue to support our students through this time, you may do so here.