Scholarship Program at the Cambridge Center

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) offers need-based financial assistance.  For more than a century, CCAE has served as an integral part of the fabric of our community, bringing small groups of people together to learn something new.  We are committed to inviting everyone to participate in our programming, regardless of financial means. When applying for a scholarship, please indicate the course you would like to take. If your application is approved, the Cambridge Center will grant a scholarship that covers 50% of the course fee.  Tuition assistance can only be applied to one course per term.  If your first choice is unavailable, the Cambridge Center will help you select another course.

Scholarship are awarded on a rolling basis.

Courses not eligible for scholarships include those that do not meet on-site at the Cambridge Center, Food, Wine, and & Spirits courses, and Studio School courses.

Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible.

To be eligible for financial assistance your total income must not exceed:

  • $30,350 - 1 person household
  • $41,150 - 2 person household
  • $51,950 - 3 person household
  • $62,750 - 4 person household

Click here to view and download the scholarship form.

Please note: CCAE uses Dropbox to store our scholarship form.  However, it is not necessary to have a Dropbox account to access the form.  In the link above, if you receive a message from Dropbox prompting you to sign in or create an account, you may simply close the message box to access the scholarship form.

Once you have completed the application form please submit the form in person at our Registration Office at 42 Brattle Street, email Morgan Hansen at or mail to:

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 9113 
Cambridge, MA 02238-9113

*Please do not register for class before your application is approved.