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Cambridge College Scholarships

recent scholarship recipients

Through the generosity of foundations, corporations, alumni and friends, Cambridge College is able to award scholarships to many deserving students each year. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated need and are intended to reduce the loan burden that students bear.

Awards average between $1,000 and $5,000, and include the Henry Hampton Scholarship, F.B. Reed Scholarship, Anne W. Hiatt Scholars Fund, Carl F. Barron Scholarship and the Cambridge College Enrollment Scholarship. Last year, Cambridge College awarded over $175,000 to students across all campuses. 

If you would like to be considered for a Cambridge College scholarship, please complete the application below.

Application deadlines for CC Scholarships

Fall term: August 1

Spring term: December 1

Summer term: May 1

Applications submitted after these dates will be reviewed for the next term’s awards.

Other Scholarships

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

The Mass. Office of Financial Assistance has compiled a list of resources to help students navigate the process of applying for financial aid and paying for college, including a link to Fastweb, a scholarship search program.

City of Boston 

The City of Boston Scholarship fund is a need-based scholarship available to Boston residents interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or continuing education in Massachusetts. It provides up to $10,000 over four years towards tuition, and relies primarily on generous contributions from individuals, organizations and corporations to further the goal of having more Boston residents complete a post-secondary education. The 2019-2020 application deadline is April 12, 2019 at 5pm. Learn more and apply

External Private Resources

Students may be eligible for a variety of aid programs independent of Cambridge College and the federal/state aid processes. There are many resources available to you. A number of local organizations make money available each year. Many statewide and national organizations and corporations also have funds available for students who meet their criteria.

Note: You must report all private sources of student financial aid to the Cambridge College Financial Aid Office in writing. Outside awards are considered part of your aid package and, in most cases, will be applied first to unmet financial need, then to replace loans and/or work-study.

Finding Outside Scholarships

Your local library
A trip to your local library will find many scholarship books available that contain the addresses of scholarship programs. It requires some work on your part (applications, essays, etc.), but a few hours of your time could yield valuable information and lead to additional funding for your education. Locally, The Higher Education Information Center, located in the basement of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, has numerous resources available to help you find outside aid, including a computerized database of scholarships.

The Internet 

Remember that all scholarship information is available to you free of charge! Be extremely wary of any organization or company that asks you for a “finder’s fee” or “guarantees” that they can find you aid. The above list is provided to you as a reference tool. It should not be construed as an endorsement by Cambridge College of any of the organizations listed.