Thursday, May 23, 2024

Applications for the 2014 City of Cambridge Scholarship are being accepted through March 10.

The scholarship fund provides financial aid to residents of any age pursuing college or other post-secondary education. Last year the city awarded 60 scholarships of $2,500 each, thanks to the generosity of residents, businesses and taxpayers who support the annual fund.

Applicants must be a resident of Cambridge who is attending, has received admittance to or has an application pending at an accredited education institution beyond the high school level. The scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution and must be used during the 2014-15 academic year. Prior recipients are not eligible; the scholarship is one-time only.

Applications are reviewed and ranked by a  scholarship committee of six residents appointed by the city manager who look at academic achievement, financial need, community and extracurricular activities and special circumstances. To ensure a fair review process, committee members do not see the name of applicants.

Fund applications are available at Cambridge public schools, public library branches and at City Hall or can be downloaded from the city’s website. They must be filed with supporting documentation by March 10.

The fund is administered by the Finance Department. If you want to contribute to the fund, mail checks to Cambridge Scholarship Fund, City of Cambridge, P.O. Box 2005, Cambridge, MA 02139 or drop them off in person at the Finance Department cashier’s window during regular business hours.

For information, call Irene Kostakis at (617) 349-4220 or send email to [email protected].