Over 150 years ago, the founders of the Cape Cod
Association felt a need to increase the scope of knowledge and sophistication
of the future Cape Cod generations. To accomplish this goal they envisioned
assisting Cape Cod secondary school graduates to attending four-year New
England colleges in hopes that upon graduation they would return, or at least
retain their association with the Cape.
With these goals in mind, a charter was formulated which
was modified over the years to match our level of giving. The Association now
grants awards to students attending two- and four-year colleges, technical
schools, and community colleges anywhere in the United States. The
Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Association hopes that this scholarship fund
will be successful in providing a solid education for Cape Cod students who
otherwise could not afford it.
here to read the names of the Cape Cod Association
The criteria for the Cape Cod Association Scholarship
A CAPE COD HERITAGE
Applicants must currently reside and have been born on the
Cape. We continue to strive to reward applicants with extensive Cape heritage.
Any information on other Cape ancestors is helpful.
Applicants may attend any college or university including
technical schools and community colleges. The Association does not provide
scholarships for graduate education.
Grades and class rankings are important considerations to
help ensure successful completion of College. The Scholarship Committee will
seek the most advanced students available in determining awards.
School, community, church, sports, past work history,
etcâ¦ are important indications of moral character and
suitability for award.
Financial need will be carefully evaluated as it is
important in determining eligibility for a scholarship award.
Scholarships are available all four years of undergraduate
education, but the applicant must reapply each year. The amount awarded varies
dependent on the income earned on our capital for the past year and the number
of successful applicants. Our goal is to provide $500,000 in scholarships each
year. No assumption of future amounts can be forecast.
If an award is granted, an award letter will be mailed to
the successful applicant. The award recipient will be asked to return the
signed letter with the address of the college to the Cape Cod Association. The
award check will be sent directly to the college bursar.
Past Scholarship Recipients
"Without contributions from organizations
like the Cape Cod Association, it would be difficult for many aspiring high
school graduates to achieve their goals."
"I am honored to be a recipient of this
generous award. Your scholarship will help defray the high cost of my private
education, for which I am truly grateful."
"This scholarship will help pay for my
education, progressing towards my goal of becoming an aerospace or aeronautical