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City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund

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How do I apply for the scholarship?

Interested residents may download the application, completing it and obtaining appropriate signatures before submitting it for consideration. View the City Scholarship page for current deadlines.  Applications may be obtained at Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Public Library branches and at Cambridge City Hall or you can print out the application form.

What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible you:
  • 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.
Scholarships are paid directly to the education institution, and must be used during the next academic year.

The City Scholarship Award is one-time only award and prior recipients are not eligible for additional scholarships.

What is the selection process and criteria?

The 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 fair review process. Each application is evaluated and ranked based on academic achievement, community involvement or extracurricular activities, financial need and special circumstances.

If you have questions or need assistance either making a contribution or submitting an application, please contact the City's Finance Department at 617-349-4220.

Last Updated: 3/5/2017 | Provide feedback on this page

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