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2022 City of Boston Scholarship Applications Available to Boston Residents

The City of Boston Scholarship Fund is a need-based scholarship that provides up to $10,000 over four years towards tuition.

Mayor Michelle Wu today announced the City of Boston Scholarship Program is accepting applications for the 2022 cycle. The City of Boston Scholarship Program is designed to support higher education, and is available to Boston residents pursuing an undergraduate degree or continuing education in Massachusetts. Applications are due by Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

“The City of Boston is committed to increasing access to post-secondary training and education,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “I am proud that the City of Boston Scholarship Fund ensures that Boston students have equitable access to quality higher education, and encourage young leaders from every neighborhood to apply to this program.” 

Residents who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply through the City’s Scholarship Fund webpage. For applicants who are renewing their scholarship from a previous year, please email

The City of Boston Scholarship Fund is a need-based scholarship that provides up to $10,000 over four years towards tuition to further the goal of having more Boston residents complete a post-secondary education. Nearly 100 students currently receive an annual scholarship of $2,500 through the fund for the duration of their undergraduate education. During the 2021-2022 academic year, the fund awarded a total of $240,000 in scholarships, making college more accessible for Boston residents. This year, the Fund will select 10 new scholarship recipients. 

"The City of Boston Scholarship will help me continue the pursuit of my nursing degree in a better financial position than I started and envisioned,” said Temitope Akitikori, a 2021 City of Boston Scholarship recipient from Dorchester who is attending Laboure College. “To say winning this scholarship ushers in a fresh breath of financial ease is an understatement. Thank you, City of Boston! I hope to make you proud by making it through nursing school and joining the team of our superheroes saving lives unreservedly!" 

Candidates for the City of Boston Scholarship Program must be Boston residents who have graduated from high school or have completed G.E.D. programming by the time the awards are made. Additionally, candidates must be planning to attend, or currently attending, a two- or four-year accredited post-secondary institution in Massachusetts. 

For more information on the City of Boston Scholarship, visit or send an email to Additional resources for residents pursuing higher education, including information on the Tuition Free Community College program, can be found on the City’s Higher Education Resource page


The City of Boston Scholarship Fund is overseen by the Scholarship Committee, which has awarded over 1,200 students scholarships since 1995. The Fund awards three named scholarships in remembrance of Bostonians that made an impact on our community and embody the spirit of the scholarship program, including Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston resident Jeffrey Dunipace Rosen, and City of Boston Scholarship awardee, Dawn Jaffier.

Funds for the scholarships are made possible from generous contributions made by residents and corporations, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, as part of its ongoing commitment to Boston students. If you have questions about the fund, or are interested in making a donation, please contact Donations can be made online through this link.

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