City of Cambridge 2020 Scholarship Applications Now Available

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Applications for the 2020 City of Cambridge Scholarship are currently being accepted. The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to college-bound high school seniors and Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education. 

In FY19, the City of Cambridge awarded 77 scholarships of $3,000 each for a total of $231,000. Since the program’s inception in 1993, the Cambridge has awarded 1,029 scholarships totaling $2.4 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, The deadline for the FY20 scholarship application, and all supporting documentation is March 2, 2020.

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 2020;
  • Scholarship is paid directly to education institution and must be used during 2020-2021 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. Applications are evaluated and ranked based on academic achievement, financial need, community and extracurricular activities, and special circumstances.

The Scholarship Program is possible thanks to the generosity of Cambridge residents and businesses. Contributions can be made online, in person through the Finance Department, or via mail to: City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund, City of Cambridge, P.O. Box 2005, Cambridge, MA 02139. For more information, contact the city’s Finance Department at 617-349-4220 or
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