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. The city has benefitted from her generosity over the decades since 1939.

Scholarships currently average over $2,000 per year. They are granted for a period of one academic year at a time, and are renewable while students are in college as long as eligibility requirements continue to be met.

Students can now apply on-line, and they are required to do so.

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 high school email address should make sure that it will work over the summer after graduation.

Recipients of the Scholarship live in 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. Many students who are awarded the Edwards Scholarship attend a college in Massachusetts, but others attend out-of-state colleges and universities. All share in the commitment to make the world a better place.