The Cape Cod Association (CCA), one of the oldest and largest independent scholarship funds in New England, recently awarded more than $464,000 in scholarships to 334 students from Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
“These students have achieved so much through years of hard work and dedication,” said CCA 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 CCA Board feels privileged to help this extremely talented and well deserving group of college-bound Cape Codders.”
The Association is dedicated to helping students who were born and reside on Cape Cod or the Islands achieve success in higher education. It offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students for up to four years of undergraduate studies at colleges and technical schools across the United States.
A group of successful gentlemen founded the organization in 1851. While living and working off-Cape, they came together to support one another and stave off the loneliness they felt for their beloved Cape Cod. Later, the group began offering tuition assistance to help other Cape Codders.
The Association is a supporting organization of The Cape Cod Foundation, which recently awarded more than $560,000 to 152 local students. Together, the organizations have exceeded $1 million in scholarship support to the region this year.