CCSC senior Masroque Musa was among the 66 Cambridge residents who were awarded 2014 City Scholarships at a ceremony in the Sullivan Chamber at City Hall on May 12. Mazy, who won a $2,500 college scholarship, will attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the fall.
To be a City Scholarship recipient, students must be nominated by their school on the basis of both high academic achievement (3.5 GPA or higher) and exemplary character. A founding member of CCSC’s successful robotics team, Mazy is a member of CCSC’s chapter of the National Honor Society.
Speakers at the ceremony included Mayor David Maher and City Manger Richard Rossi. Members of the Cambridge City Council and School Committee also attended. Several speakers urged the scholarship recipients, who included adult learners as well as high school seniors, to bring the skills they acquire in college back home by living and working in Cambridge after they earn their degrees. As the mayor said, they already “did better” to earn the scholarships and now the city is counting on them to “do better” for the local community.
Now in its 22nd year, the City Scholarship Award program is funded by donations from Cambridge residents and businesses added on to their annual their property tax payments. (Boston Properties was recognized for its very generous support of this year’s program.) This year the program raised $180,000 in total.