Edwards Empowerment Fund to expand Maverick St. Mother’s Scholarship Program

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(BOSTON – 04/1/2023) The Edwards Empowerment Fund has opened its Maverick Street Mothers Scholarship 2023-2024 application to residents of East Boston, Revere, North End, Winthrop, West End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Downtown Boston, and East Fenway.

Scholarships will go to local parents who are active in the community and are currently going back to school. This scholarship has paid for secondary degrees at colleges, trade and beauty schools, and English language classes. Please apply if you are a resident of East Boston, Revere, North End, Winthrop, West End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Downtown Boston, and East Fenway. Ideal applicants will have demonstrated a record of dedication to their community, such as attending PTA or civic association meetings and volunteering for example.

“I started this scholarship as a city councilor to honor the Maverick street mothers who were civically engaged parents who fought for their community. After a generous donation, last year we have decided to expand to the entire district” said State Senator Lydia Edwards (D-Boston) “Working parents need all the support we can offer, I’m incredibly proud to be expanding the scholarship to help more parents better themselves” continued the Senator.

Eligible applicants must be a resident of East Boston, Revere, North End, Winthrop, West End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Downtown Boston, and East Fenway, and have at least part-time custody of a minor child/children or guardianship of children or an adult child. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday May 31st, 2023. Applicants must mail or email their completed forms to the Edwards Empowerment Fund, edwardsempowermentfund@gmail.com. ATTN: Maverick Street Mothers Selection Committee 137 Lewis Wharf, Boston MA, 02113.

Application: http://bit.ly/3lS4exF

Originally posted April 2, 2023