City of Boston scholarship fund
new APPLICAnt DEADLINE: MAY 5, 2017
Our students are the foundation of Boston’s future. By investing in them and ensuring that they obtain college degrees, we invest in the future of our City.
Interested in applying? Please fill out the application below. To complete the application, you need to attach a few different documents.
Please keep in mind: you need to give us your completed application by May 5.
To apply for the scholarship, you must be a Boston resident. You also need to have graduated from high school, or have completed a G.E.D. programming, by the time we hand out the awards.
The scholarship is open to undergraduate students in any major. You must be planning to attend — or are currently attending — a two- or four-year accredited post-secondary institution in Massachusetts.
Before applying, you should be prepared to give us:
- a copy of your transcript
- a personal statement
- one recommendation letter
- your FASFA and Student Aid Report, and
- your Student Award Letter from your college or university.
This is a one-year scholarship. You must re-apply for the scholarship each year.
We schedule candidates for mid-May phone interviews as we review applications. We hold final, in-person interviews at Boston City Hall in mid-June. We anticipate notifying selected applicants by the end of June.NUMBER OF RECIPIENTS
We usually award about 30 students each year.AWARD AMOUNT
We award $2,500 to recipients each year.
The committee makes the final decision on who is awarded scholarships. For the last 20 years, we’ve given more than 2,000 residents the financial support to further their education.Scholarship funding
The fund relies on generous donations from individuals, organizations, and corporations. If you want to donate to the fund, please contact us at COBscholarship@boston.gov.
Mayor Walsh’s Education Cabinet tackles some of the City’s biggest challenges. This includes closing opportunity gaps in early childhood, along with the college affordability gap.
Boston has been, since its early days, a city of higher education. However, the cost of college tuition has increased by 45% in the last decade. That price is rising faster than nearly any other good or service in America.
Mayor Walsh is committed ensuring that all Boston students find an affordable way to reach — and complete — a postsecondary education. The Education Cabinet is committed to work on his behalf to identify ways to solve this problem.