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City of Cambridge 2023 Scholarship Applications Now Available. Application Deadline March 6, 2023.

Applications for the 2023 City of Cambridge Scholarship are currently being accepted. The annual Scholarship Fund, now in its 31st year, provides financial assistance to college-bound high school seniors and other Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.  Applicants can submit their application completely online at Cambridgema.gov/cityscholarship.  

In 2022, the City of Cambridge awarded 81 scholarships of $3,000 each for a total of $243,000. Since the program’s inception in 1993, the city has awarded 1,269 scholarships totaling $3.2 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 2023;   
  • Scholarship is paid directly to education institution and must be used during 2023-2024 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.   

The deadline for the 2023 scholarship application and all supporting documentation will be Monday, March 6, 2023. Questions and requests for paper applications via mail can be directed to the Finance Department at 617-349-4220 or Scholarships@cambridgema.gov.  

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

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