• Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

    Barron Legacy Scholarship


    In partnership with the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, the Carl F. Barron Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2001 for awarding college scholarships to Cambridge resident students who are graduating high school. 

    Carl and Ruth Barron were beloved Cambridge businesspeople, philanthropists, visionaries, and community activists. They were the founders of Putnam Furniture in Cambridge and long-time members of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. Their interests were many and varied from history, to politics, religion, genealogy, art, music. travel, architecture, social justice, education, good food and above all, community service. They loved their children, grand-children, great-grandchildren and each other. 

    Carl and Ruth surrounded themselves with Cambridge people, devoted themselves to Cambridge causes and created this Legacy Scholarship for Cambridge resident students. 


    Amount of Scholarship:                                         $5,000.00   


    Number of Scholarships:                                       2   


    Who can apply:                                                       College-bound Cambridge resident high school seniors (including public, private, parochial, and home-schooled students) who maintain a minimum GPA  of 3.2 or equivalent. *Please include a copy of most recent transcript 


    Deadline to apply:                                                   April 30, 2021 (applications must be postmarked by this date)


    Application Procedure:                                          See application 


    Scholarship Decisions made by:                          Scholarship Committee


    Winners Announced by:                                        June 4, 2021


    Payment Method:                                                   At scholarship Selection Committee's discretion, checks will be sent directly to the college or university, with exceptions in certain cases.

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