Cape Cod Foundation and Cape Cod Association Award Scholarships

YARMOUTH – The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded more than $560,000 in scholarships to 152 local students and its partner organization, the Cape Cod Association, awarded $464,000 to 334 local students.

Together, the organizations have exceeded $1 million in scholarship support this year.

“These students have achieved so much through years of hard work and dedication,” said Cape Cod Association President David W. Foster Jr.

“These scholarships will help them continue to learn, excel, and pursue their goals during the next stage of their lives.”

The Cape Cod Foundation currently has 86 active scholarship funds totaling over $10.7 million in principal that award scholarships annually to students in the region.

“The foundation has 86 scholarships for all different purposes, we’ve got a number of scholarships for graduating high school seniors but as well for adults going back to school, current college students, and trade schools,” said Director of Programs and Donor Services for the Cape Cod Foundation Dara Gannon.

“We’ve been trying to focus more and more on multiyear scholarships that will support students all the way through their education as opposed to just the first year.”   

More than 200 people attended the annual reception last month at the Sea View in Dennis Port, where many scholarship donors and review committee members met the recipients in person for the first time.

The event was sponsored by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Some of this year’s students will be pursuing degrees nearby at Cape Cod Community College and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Others will be venturing farther from home to study at Northeastern University, Suffolk University, Villanova University, Boston College, Emmanuel College, Middlebury College, Smith College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and other colleges and universities throughout the United States.

They will prepare for careers in business, law, engineering, medicine, politics, social work, environmental sciences, education, technology, and the arts.

Founded in 1851, the Cape Cod Association is dedicated to helping students who were born and reside on Cape Cod or the Islands achieve success in higher education.

The Cape Cod Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary and has distributed more than $70 million in grants and scholarships since its founding in 1989.   

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.
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