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. Also under that tab are PDF copies of the Applications that applicants can use as drafts before proceeding to the on-line forms and a general summary of the program.
The Edwards Scholarship Fund’s Director has retired as of June 30, 2021. The Fund will now be administered at Hemenway & Barnes LLP.