2019 City Scholarship Applications Available

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Applications for the 2019 City of Cambridge Scholarship are currently 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. 

In FY18, the City awarded over 78 scholarships of $3,000 each. This is the highest amount ever awarded in a single year. Since the program’s inception in 1993, the City has awarded 952 scholarships totaling $2.2 million. With the increasing cost of higher education as well as continued economic uncertainty, these scholarships help ease the financial burden for many Cambridge individuals and families.

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 from the Scholarship Webpage, cambridgema.gov/cityscholarship

. The deadline for the FY19 scholarship application, and all supporting documentation is March 4, 2019.


Eligibility Requirements:
• Must be a resident of Cambridge; (All ages may apply); 
• Must be attending, received admittance to, or have an application pending at an accredited education institution beyond high school level prior to award date of May 2019; 
• Scholarship is paid directly to education institution and should be used during 2019-2020 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 appointed by the City Manager, reviews all applications and selects the scholarship recipients. 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. Contributions can also be made online.

For more information, contact the city’s Finance Department at 617-349-4220 or treasurer@cambridgema.gov.
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