Mission Statement

The Edwards Scholarship Fund was established in 1939 by Grace M. Edwards, a lifelong resident of Boston. The Fund seeks to further the development of good citizenship through education by offering college scholarships to men and women of good character and ability who are in need of financial assistance. Her Scholarship has helped thousands of students over the years. Recipients are asked to contribute to the Fund when their incomes allow in order to extend the legacy of Grace Edwards.


Grace M. Edwards was well-known for her philanthropic activities. She was particularly interested in education as a means of promoting maturity, intelligence, and good citizenship. Her educational fund is restricted to residents of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. The City has benefitted from her generosity over the decades since 1939.

Scholarships currently average over $2,500 per year. They are granted for a period of one academic year at a time, and are renewable while students undergraduates are in college as long as eligibility requirements continue to be met.

Students are required to apply on-line.

Communication with applicants is done by email. Applicants need to give us a valid email address, check their email, and update us (info@edwardsfund.org) with any change in email address. Students using a an email account provided by their high schools should make sure that it will work over the summer after graduation from high school. Most of these accounts will expire eventually, and students will need to provide us with an updated email address..

Recipients of the Scholarship live in the many neighborhoods that comprise the City of Boston. They attend a number of different public high schools, pilot schools, and charter schools in Boston. Some participate in the METCO program. They also attend parochial or private high schools in the City or in other municipalities. The student's permanent address must, however, be in Boston and remain in Boston for renewal of the Scholarship. Most students who are awarded the Edwards Scholarship attend one of the fine colleges in Massachusetts, but others attend out-of-state colleges and universities. All share in the commitment to make the world a better place.

A summary of information about the Scholarship is attached below.