The Cape Cod Association recently awarded $476,500 in scholarships to 305 students from Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
“We are proud to continue this long tradition of offering financial assistance to students in our community every year,” said CCA President David W. Foster Jr. “Our scholarship recipients are highly motivated achievers with big dreams and goals, and we are invested in their education and long-term success.”
Qualified students who were born and reside on Cape Cod or the Islands who have shown academic achievement are eligible to apply for these heritage-based scholarships. Graduating high school seniors and past recipient college students can receive awards for up to four years of undergraduate study at colleges and technical schools.
The Cape Cod Association is one of the oldest and largest independent scholarship funds in New England. In 1851, a small group of successful gentlemen who were living and working off Cape founded the Cape Cod Association for those with Cape Cod roots so that they could attend New England colleges and universities. Years later, the group began offering tuition assistance to applicants attending colleges and universities outside of New England and throughout the United States.
The Cape Cod Association is a supporting partner of The Cape Cod Foundation, which recently awarded 164 scholarships totaling more than $690,000 to local students. Together the organizations exceeded $1.1 million in scholarship support to the region for the first time.