Cape Cod Young Professionals announces $12,000 in scholarships

Applications due Thursday, October 4

Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) will award a total of $12,000 in scholarships this fall for adult students who are returning to school, training in a new profession or taking courses to develop their professional life on Cape Cod.

Applicants may be attending either full- or part-time and must have resided on Cape Cod (Barnstable County) for the past three years. Applicants can be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs, certificate programs, professional leadership courses or other training programs.

Applications are now being accepted and are due Oct 4. The award winners will be announced Nov. 8 at CCYP’s anniversary party.

CCYP awarded four scholarships, totaling $12,000, at its 1st Annual Community Breakfast in June. The students who won scholarships are pursuing an MBA from UMass Dartmouth, a BA in human services from Northeastern University, a masters in social work from Boston University and an executive diploma in hospitality operations from the International School of Hospitality.

“CCYP is pleased to award scholarships so young people who are working to make life better on Cape Cod can enhance their careers,” said Anne Van Vleck, CCYP executive director. “These scholarships are an investment in the future of our region and embody the spirit of CCYP.”

CCYP was founded in November 2005 with the idea that Cape Cod could benefit from an organization of young people dedicated to the betterment of the region. Today CCYP is the only organization of its kind serving the region. As part of its mission, CCYP launched Career Connect, to give back to Cape Cod and its emerging workforce.

The Career Connect Program creates local opportunities for local young professionals, who are the essence of Cape Cod’s future. This program links CCYP, local businesses and young talent to create and offer internships, scholarships and mentoring opportunities to foster professional achievement on Cape Cod. The CCYP Career Connect Scholarship is part of this program.

The Career Connect scholarship is for students 21 and older who live on Cape Cod, have made a mark in the community and show potential for continuing leadership.

Applications for the Career Connect scholarship can be found at CCYP staff and board members and their immediate family are not eligible for the scholarship.

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