Saturday, May 18, 2024

Angell, of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s Class of 2021, was awarded the Maria J. Tavares Memorial Scholarship through Friends of CRLS and is enrolled at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (Photo: Janis Navikas)

Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, an independent nonprofit in its 15th year of broadening opportunities at the city’s public high school, is preparing to present scholarships totaling $75,250 in 2022. Hundreds of donors and sponsors – individuals, families, organizations and businesses – have contributed to the 52 scholarships the organization is distributing to the school’s seniors and alumni in support of their higher education.

This year FOCRLS is welcoming sponsors of two new scholarships.

Ramie Targoff and Stephen Greenblatt recently established the Cheri Kamen Memorial Scholarship in the Humanities. “This scholarship is in memory of my beloved mother, who studied American history both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student before going on to become a lawyer. I wanted to honor her commitment to the study of the past by encouraging female students graduating from CRLS to pursue the humanities at the university level,” Targoff said.

Eileen Taxe Levine and Irving Lee Levine recently established the Scholarship for Equity & Social Justice as a way, they said, “to recognize the commitment and dedication of CRLS students who have been working toward equity and social justice in the Cambridge community. We want to honor the power of their voices, courageous actions and hopefulness. We support and thank them as they enter this next chapter of their lives.”

Other scholarship sponsors include Patrick Ewing, Juliette Kayyem and David Barron, Jack Leydon and family, Neil B. Rosenburg, Elaine Schear, Gail Stein, Mary Tavares Sutula and family, Richard G. Gilreath, the Gardner family and the Zagarella family. Collectively funding scholarships are family and friends of Rose and Victor Rifkin, Christopher Saheed, David A. Link and Calvin Hicks.

In addition, Cambridge Day, CambridgeSeven Associates, Cambridge Trust, Fresh Start Contracting and Tutoring Plus are local organizations that fund scholarships annually.

FOCRLS thanks all of its scholarship sponsors for their generosity and support for the students and graduates of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

To learn more about the scholarship program or establish a scholarship, please visit or email [email protected]. FOCRLS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.