To be eligible for the Edwards Scholarship, applicants must: reside in the City of Boston from at least the start of their junior year in high school; have a high school diploma or GED prior to the start of their first semester in college; demonstrate financial need; have at least a GPA of a 2.0; and be attending colleges or universities that are regionally accredited and offer recognized degrees. Students can receive the Edwards Scholarship for four years of undergraduate education.
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.