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Kelley Foundation Scholars Program


The Kelley Foundation’s mission is to continue the charitable legacy of Edward Bangs and Elza Kelley to make immediate, significant, and positive impacts on the lives of Cape Cod residents.

The Kelley Foundation Scholars Program aims to:

  • Help scholars achieve academic success and reach their full potential
  • Create a network of scholars who encourage and support one another
  • Support scholars in finding meaningful summer experiences, internships and/or work opportunities on Cape Cod
  • Prepare scholars for careers post-graduation and/or graduate school
  • Encourage scholars to participate in their campus and community
  • Promote recognition and pride in being a Kelley Foundation Scholar

Scholarships are available to students who are currently enrolled in the nursing program at Cape Cod Community College with a preference for residents of Barnstable County. Priority is given to students in the RN-BS program at Cape Cod Community College through University of Massachusetts Boston, but students in the ASN Program at Cape Cod Community College may also be considered.

The Kelley Foundation Scholars Program is a component fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. To apply, please register through the online portal for scholarships and complete The Cape Cod Foundation Universal Application.

Scholarships are up to $10,000 disbursed over four semesters. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and continue studying nursing.

Students are selected for the Kelley Foundation Scholars Program based on the following criteria:

  • Strong academic record or demonstration of significant improvement over time
  • Ability and motivation to achieve in college
  • Involvement in a range of community, school, and work activities, exhibiting leadership potential and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Proven desire in the field of nursing

To learn about additional scholarship opportunities available through The Cape Cod Foundation, please visit Scholarships – Cape Cod Foundation.

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