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. She believed in strong communities and in education as a way to provide a pathways to serving communities. She valued Boston. 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. The following pages of this website will give applicants more information about requirements and the details of applying for the Edwards Scholarship. Go to tab "Apply Here" for due dates and links to the on-line Applications. 

The Edwards Scholarship Fund is administered at Hemenway & Barnes LLP.