Got Cape Cod kids headed to college? Here's MORE cash for class

More local scholarships announced in a variety of fields of study

With the cost of education continuing to rise, parents and college bound students are looking for ways to make ends meet. Many Cape Cod organizations offer scholarships for students looking to study in a particular field.

These four local organizations offer scholarships for Cape Cod students in memory of some very special people.

Cape Cod Landscape Association Scholarship

The Cape Cod Landscape Association (CCLA) is offering four scholarships. Three of the scholarships are each in the amount of $1,500 and are available to anyone from the Cape, Islands or the South Shore who is pursuing a career in the green industry. The fourth scholarship in the amount of $500 is available to the son or daughter of a CCLA member.

Applications are available on the CCLA website and are due by Friday, April 25, 2014.

The CCLA Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Mike Stacy. Mr. Stacy was an active member of the CCLA, owner of Mike Stacy Landscaping and a native Cape Codder who passed away in 1989. Lacking a formal horticultural education, Mr. Stacy understood the importance of such an education and the value in continually expanding his knowledge.

Cecelia Siemen Scholarship

The Cecelia Siemen Scholarship is offered by the South Yarmouth Library Board of Trustees. A $3,000 scholarship will be granted to a student looking to pursue the visual arts. There are no residency requirements, but applicants must have completed at least two semesters or one academic year at an accredited art institute or college. An application and complete details is available on the Town of Yarmouth website here. Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

The Edward & Lorraine O'Neill Scholarship Fund

The Edward & Lorraine O'Neill Scholarship Fund is a perpetual scholarship fund organized by the Arc of Cape Cod. The scholarship is available to a Barnstable County (Cape Cod) resident who is a high school graduate or a college student who is planning to work with children or adults with developmental disabilities, such as a teacher, therapist or a related field.

Completed applications are due by Wednesday, April 16. Applications are available on the Arc of Cape Cod website here. The fund was dedicated in memory of Edward and Lorraine O'Neill, Arc of Cape Cod resource parents.

The Miles Tibbetts Award for Community Service

The Miles Tibbetts Award for Community Service is available to a Nauset Regional High School senior or junior who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to voluntary (unpaid) community service. The annual award is in the amount of $500.

The Miles Fund was established in 2013 in the memory of Miles A. Tibbetts, a NRHS sophomore killed in a tragic accident.

The deadline for the application is Monday, March 17, 2014.  Details about the award or application are available online at or at the NRHS Guidance Office.

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