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Career Connect Scholarship

The Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) was founded in November 2005 to provide young people with a way to engage in, and improve, their community while gaining career and professional opportunities. Today, CCYP is the only organization of its kind in the region, and upholds its mission to connect, engage, and advance the lives of young professionals through a variety of programs, events, and initiatives.

Through the Career Connect Scholarship, CCYP works to give back to the Cape Cod community and its emerging workforce. This program provides a boost to local young professionals and workers in all sectors, who will shape and sustain the future of the Cape for years to come.

To date, the CCYP Career Connect Scholarship has awarded $92,500 worth of funding to 33 local recipients (ages 21+) to return to school, train in a new profession, or to take a course to develop their professional life on Cape Cod.


The CCYP Career Connect Scholarship, a fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, is for adult students (ages 21+) to return to school, train in a new profession, or to take courses to develop their professional life on Cape Cod. Possible courses of study include: continuing college student (undergraduate or graduate); certificate or education training programs; and professional leadership courses. Applicants may attend either full-or part-time and must have resided on Cape Cod (Barnstable County) for the past three consecutive years. Past recipients, CCYP Board and staff, as well as their immediate family members, are not eligible for this scholarship. Questions? Email Dara Gannon at the Cape Cod Foundation.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Career Connect Scholarship closed April 1st. For more information, visit the Cape Cod Foundation Career Connect Scholarship page or check back in early 2019 for information about next year's scholarship.