Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s

“It Takes a Village” (ITAV) Program

There are two scholarships specifically for participants in the ITAV College Success Program.


Friends of CRLS “It Takes a Village” Scholarship

This is a two-year scholarship, $500 for each of the next two consecutive years of college. Please see the ITAV Scholarship application form for eligibility and deadline.

Donate to The "It Takes a Village" College Success Program Scholarship


CRLStrong Emergency Fund

Background: The CRLStrong Emergency Fund was established by a group of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) alumni who came together in the spring of 2013 to create a day of community expression and positive social action in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, which were perpetrated by 2 CRLS alumni and Cambridge residents. One outcome of the events was that $1500 was raised, which was subsequently donated to FOCRLS, who established this emergency fund in partnership with the CRLS alumni organizers of the events.

Eligibility: CRLS alumni attending 2- and 4- year public colleges in the greater Boston area in need of emergency funds to enable their continued studies. Requests will be entertained up to $200. Examples of requests may include books and supplies, eyeglasses, MBTA passes, winter coat or gloves, when not already covered by any financial aid awarded.

Please see the CRLStrong Emergency Fund application form.


Thelora Marseille is the first ITAV College Scholarship recipient. She graduated from CRLS in 2011. During her time at Rindge she was actively involved in many organizations, including Work Force and Summerbridge (Breakthrough). Currently, Thelora is enrolled at UMass-Boston, where she is majoring in Biology. In her spare time Thelora volunteers at the Henry Buckner School in Cambridge. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree, Thelora plans to continue her education by pursuing a Physician’s Assistant degree. Ultimately, Thelora wants to work in an environment that helps children develop holistically.


Ashley Correia, pictured above, is a new It Takes a Village Post-Secondary Scholarship winner. In her words, “I am a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts. I graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin in 2013 and now I am a member of Class of 2017 at Clark University. I plan on majoring in psychology with a minor in management. I come from a Cape Verdean household, my culture is my identity. During my free time, I am a Playspace Program Volunteer at the Horizons for Homeless Children, a College Success Institute mentor, and a Bruce Wells Upward Bound afterschool volunteer tutor. As you can see I enjoy working with children so that’s why I plan on becoming a licensed child and family social worker and work for the state of Massachusetts.”