The Cape Cod Association’s founders saw a need to broaden the knowledge base and intellectual sophistication of upcoming Cape Cod generations more than 150 years ago. In order to achieve this goal, they envisioned helping Cape Cod secondary school students enroll in four-year New England institutions in the hopes that after they graduated, they would return to the Cape or at the very least maintain their connection to it.
A charter was created with these objectives in mind, and it was changed over time to reflect our level of giving. The Association now offers scholarships to students studying in two- and four-year universities, technical colleges, and community colleges around the country. The Cape Cod Association Board of Directors expects that this scholarship fund will be effective in giving Cape Cod children who would not otherwise be able to afford it a quality education.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Over 90 scholarship funds are being managed by the Cape Cod Foundation. We provided more than $900,000 in scholarships in 2022 to help local students who were pursuing degrees or finishing certificate programs. To assist various educational routes, we provide a range of scholarships. The specifications and submission dates for each are listed in our scholarship booklet.
The Cape Cod Association has given 309 students in the Cape and Islands a total of $552,000 in scholarships.
Local residents and students are willing to qualify for the scholarships. High school seniors who are graduating and college recipients may use the funds for technical and undergraduate college tuition.
The Cape Cod Foundation is supported by the Cape Cod Association. Together, the two organizations recently gave out roughly $1.5 million in scholarships.
One of New England’s oldest and biggest independent scholarship organizations is the Cape Cod Association. A group of men who’ve been living and working away from Cape Cod established the Cape Cod Association in 1851 as a way to maintain contact with other people who had ties to the area.
Later, the organization started providing financial aid to students attending schools and universities in the rest of the country as well as those outside of New England.
According to CCA President David W. Foster, Jr., “This organization has dedicated more than 170 years to the education and long-term prosperity of youth.” “This year, we’ve exceeded a half million dollars in grant funding to another group of outstanding achievers,” the statement reads.
The following qualifications apply to the Cape Cod Association Scholarship:
A HERITAGE OF CAPE COD
The Cape & Islands must be the applicant’s current residence and place of birth. We keep working to reward candidates with extensive Cape ancestry. It would be helpful to learn more about other Cape ancestors.
THE APPLICANT MUST BE COLLEGE-BOUND
Any institution or university, including vocational schools and community colleges, is open to applicants. The Organization does not offer graduate education scholarships.
Class standing and grades are crucial factors in determining whether or not a student will successfully complete college. Each student’s academic accomplishments are carefully examined against their extracurricular activities, socioeconomic situation, and cultural background.
ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Important indicators of personal integrity and eligibility for an award include involvement in school, the community, church, athletics, previous employment experience, etc.
It is crucial to consider financial need when assessing qualification for a scholarship award, therefore it will be carefully assessed. All four years of undergraduate study are eligible for scholarships, however, each year the applicant must reapply. The amount granted is decided by the Board of Directors and is dependent on the number of qualified candidates as well as investment variables. Forecasting future amounts is impossible. Award notification will be sent to the chosen candidate if an award is given. The award winner will be required to send the Cape Cod Association a signed letter with the college’s address. The college bursar will receive a payment for the reward directly.
Prior to 2021, all students who obtained multi-year awards were required to renew them via the online scholarship application system. Click Create Account to finish the signup procedure and create your login details if this is your first attempt logging in. Use the access code CCF to apply for your renewals and upload your grades. Then, finish the relevant renewal application. In July, checks for summertime payments are mailed.
Interested persons can now apply here