The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded scholarships totaling more than $910,000 to support 156 students from Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard who are beginning or continuing their higher education or pursuing certificate programs.
Its partner, the Cape Cod Association, awarded $552,000 to 305 students. Together, the organizations exceeded $1.46 million in scholarship support, a 23 percent increase over 2021.
The Cape Cod Foundation currently administers more than 90 active funds that award scholarships annually to students throughout the region. More than 450 individuals applied for scholarships this year. More than 240 volunteers donated 1,230 hours to the scholarship selection process.
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, Tufts University, Dartmouth College, Arizona State University and University of California Berkley.
They are preparing for careers in business administration, hospitality, law, engineering, medicine, politics, social work, environmental sciences, education, technology and the arts.
“Our community clearly values supporting education and providing resources for many different educational paths,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “Over the years, our program has experienced incredible growth and had a significant impact on many people’s lives. We are very committed to increasing scholarship opportunities in the upcoming years.”
Those interested in creating a scholarship fund or donating to an existing fund can contact Kristin O’Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org