City of Cambridge Scholarship Program Marks 30th Anniversary. Applications Can Be Submitted Completely Online by March 7.

Applications for the 2022 City of Cambridge Scholarship are currently being accepted. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the annual Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance to college-bound high school seniors and other Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education. For the first time in the program’s history, applicants can submit their application completely online at

In 2021, the City of Cambridge awarded 80 scholarships of $3,000 each for a total of $240,000. Since the program’s inception in 1993, the city has awarded 1,188 scholarships totaling $2.9 million. With the increasing cost of higher education, these scholarships help ease the financial burden for many Cambridge individuals and families.

Listed below are the Scholarship application 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 2022;
  • Scholarship is paid directly to education institution and must be used during 2022-2023 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 Cambridge 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.

Interested residents may apply online and obtain appropriate signatures before submitting it for consideration. The deadline for the 2022 scholarship application and all supporting documentation will be March 7, 2022. Questions and requests for paper applications via mail can be directed to the Finance Department at 617-349-4220 or

The Scholarship Program is possible thanks to the generosity of Cambridge residents and businesses. Contributions can be made online or via mail to: City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund, City of Cambridge, P.O. Box 2005, Cambridge, MA 02139.

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