The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded 164 scholarships totaling more than $690,000 to support students from Cape Cod and the Islands who are beginning or continuing their higher education or pursuing certificate programs.
Its partner, the Cape Cod Association, awarded more than $476,000 to 305 students. Together, the organizations exceeded $1.1 million in scholarship support for the first time.
Some of this year’s students will pursue degrees nearby at Cape Cod Community College and
the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Others will venture farther from home to study at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Cornell University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and
Chaminade University of Honolulu. They are preparing for careers in business administration, law, engineering, medicine, politics, social work, environmental sciences, education, technology and the arts.
The Cape Cod Foundation currently administers more than 80 active funds that award
scholarships annually to students throughout the region. More than 300 individuals applied for
scholarships this year.
“Since each one can apply for multiple scholarships, our committee had nearly 2,000 completed
applications to review,” said Kristin O’Malley, president and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation.
“More than 200 volunteers who are committed to education and helping local students achieve
their dreams participate in this intensive selection process each year.”
O’Malley encourages anyone interested in creating a scholarship fund or donating to an existing fund to contact her at email@example.com.