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 attachment below and the pages of this website that follow will give applicants more information about requirements and the details of applying for the Edwards Scholarship. The Application process for first-time recipients is extensive. Applications are now on-line, eliminating the need for paper. The due dates fall in late winter and spring, after college admission applications have been submitted.

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..

A summary of information about the Scholarship is attached below. Also attached further along on this website is a PDF copy of the Application, should you wish to see it before starting the online version.