City Scholarship Applications Now Available


City Scholarship

Applications for the 2014 City of Cambridge Scholarship are now being accepted. The City 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 2013, the City awarded 60 scholarships of $2,500 each. With increasing costs of higher education and continued economic uncertainty, the scholarships help ease financial burdens for recipients.

Applications may be obtained at Cambridge Public Schools, all Cambridge Public Library branches and at Cambridge City Hall.  Interested residents may also download the application. The deadline for the FY14 scholarship application, and all supporting documentation is March 10, 2014.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must be a resident of Cambridge; (All ages may apply);
• 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 2014);
• Scholarship is paid directly to education institution and must be used during 2014-2015
    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  and City of Cambridge Scholarship Applications can be downloaded from the City’s website, under Quick Links.

For more information, contact the City’s Finance Dept. at 617-349-4220 or

ireport request city services, report an issue
google translate this page
Cambridge Alert Network Logo

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager