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Last updated: 3/26/19

GRAD Last Mile Fund Pilot

The GRAD (Graduate Ready to Achieve Degree) Last Mile fund provides up to $2,500 in financial support to Boston students nearing college graduation at our partner schools. 

The pilot fund will support students that have financial hardships that prevent them from getting the final credits they need to graduate.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions about the GRAD Fund, or are interested in making a donation, contact us at GRADFund@boston.gov.

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About the program

Participating schools:

For the pilot year, funds will be distributed to five schools that are highly attended by Boston students:

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

To be eligible for the fund, you must be a City of Boston resident for at least two years at the time of the award. 

WHO CAN APPLY

The scholarship is for college students who:

  • are on track academically to graduate in the next semester, and
  • have a demonstrated financial need.

Financial need includes non-academic hardships like rent, unexpected medical expenses or childcare costs, as well as tuition and fees. 

Donate to the fund

The fund relies on generous donations from individuals, organizations, and corporations. Contact us at GRADFund@boston.gov. You can send a check for the "GRAD Last Mile Fund" to the address below:

GRAD Last Mile Fund
Attn: Cathy Downey
Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Square, Room 608
Boston MA 02201

We also accept online donations via credit card or e-check:

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