Cape Cod Foundation to award three new scholarships in 2010

Community Foundation to award scholarships from more than 60 funds

Deadline for most scholarships is April 1, 2010

The Cape Cod Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for students who will be pursuing post-secondary education. Three new scholarships have been added this year to the funds available through the Cape Cod Foundation’s annual scholarship cycle, bringing the number of Foundation scholarships to more than 60. The postmark deadline for most of the scholarships is April 1.

Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $260,000 to nearly 100 students from Cape Cod and the Islands. The Foundation also administers scholarships for its supporting organization, the Cape Cod Association, one of the oldest and largest independent scholarship funds in New England, which last year distributed more than $375,000.

New funds for 2010 include:

  • Gateway Isles Scholarship Fund: To provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors, continuing college students, or returning adult students who are full-time residents of Yarmouth, Mass., to attend a two- or four-year accredited undergraduate college or university full or part-time. Students must demonstrate service to the community and a commitment to their education, and be a leader among their peers.
  • Henry and Minnie Whittemore Scholarship Fund: To provide scholarships for Brewster, Mass., residents attending institutions of higher learning or pursuing a professional certificate.
  • June A. Zenke Memorial Scholarship Fund: To provide scholarships for graduates of Nauset Regional High School who are attending an institution of higher learning or pursuing a professional certificate.

For more information about scholarships available through the Cape Cod Foundation, please visit or contact the Foundation at [email protected] or (508) 790-3040. Applications are also available through local high school guidance offices. Postmark deadline for applications for most Foundation scholarships is April 1; however, students are encouraged to verify criteria and deadlines for all scholarships for which they may apply.

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