City of Cambridge Scholarship 2012 Applications Available


12/14/2011

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The City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post secondary education. Through this program, the City has awarded thousands of dollars to college-bound high school seniors and others who want to pursue higher education. Scholarships are possible thanks to the generosity of Cambridge residents, businesses and taxpayers who support the annual fund. In FY2011, the City awarded 45 scholarships of $2,500 each. With increasing costs of higher education and continued economic uncertainty, the scholarships help ease financial burdens for many Cambridge residents.

Applications may be obtained at Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Public Library and all branches, and at Cambridge City Hall.  Interested residents may also download the application from the useful links section of the City’s Website, www.cambridgema.gov. The majority of the form can be completed online, although applicants must print out the application to obtain appropriate signatures before submitting it for consideration. The deadline for the FY12 scholarship application, and all supporting documentation, is March 5, 2012.

Link to Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements
• Must be a resident of Cambridge
• Must be attending, have received admittance to, or have an application pending at an accredited
   education institution beyond the high school level prior to the award date (May 2012)
• Scholarship is paid directly to education institution and must be used during 2012-2013
    academic year
• Prior recipients are NOT eligible as the City Scholarship Award is one-time only
The City of Cambridge Scholarship fund is administered by the Finance Department. A Scholarship Committee comprised of six Cambridge residents who are appointed by the City Manager, reviews and ranks each application. Committee members do not see the name of the applicant to ensure a completely fair review process. Each application is evaluated and ranked based on academic achievement, financial need, community & extracurricular activities and special circumstances.
Checks made payable to the City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund may be mailed to: Cambridge Scholarship Fund, City of Cambridge, P.O. Box 2005, Cambridge, MA 02139 or dropped off in person at the Finance Department Cashier’s window during regular business hours.  Contribution forms can be downloaded from this item on the City’s Website.

For more information, contact Irene Kostakis at 617-349-4220 or ikostakis@cambridgema.gov
                                                                                         

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