2019 City Scholarship Recipients

City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund


The City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post secondary education.  The Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of six Cambridge residents appointed by the City Manager, reviews all applications and selects the scholarship recipients.

Tips and FAQs

How do I apply for the scholarship?

When the City Scholarship Application process opens for next year in January 2022, interested residents may download the application, complete it and obtain appropriate signatures before submitting it for consideration. View the City Scholarship page for current deadlines.  While city and school buildings are closed to the public, questions and requests for applications via mail can be directed to the Finance Department at 617-349-4220 or Scholarships@cambridgema.gov.

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 areĀ notĀ 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.

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