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City of Cambridge 2024 Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2024 City of Cambridge Scholarship are currently being accepted. The annual Scholarship Fund, now in its 32nd year, 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 Cambridgema.gov/cityscholarship.

In 2023, the City of Cambridge awarded 84 scholarships of $3,000 each for a total of $252,000.  Since the program’s inception in 1993, the city has awarded 1,353 scholarships totaling $3.4 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 2024;
  • The scholarship is paid directly to education institution and must be used during the 2024-2025 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 2024 scholarship application and all supporting documentation will be March 4, 2024.  Questions and requests for paper applications via mail or email can be directed to the Finance Department at Scholarships@cambridgema.gov.

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

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