Passionate Patron


Caring Champion

Philips North America, LLC

for STEAM College Scholarships

Beneficent Booster

DivcoWestCambridge Crossing

Trinity Property Management

Enthusiastic Cheerleader

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Catherine & David Sullivan

Harvard University

HMFH Architects

Jamie Sabino & Richard Klibaner

Jill Lepore

Lauren Holleran Team. Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Maria & Greg Jobin-Leeds

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Supportive Advocate

Cambridge Savings Bank

Galluccio & Watson, LLP

Irving House at Harvard

Leggat McCall Properties


Photos from our 2019 Spring Bash at Google

Photos by Zora Neale Walton

Scholar Spotlight

Peterlee, Class of 2019 awardee of the Patrick Ewing Scholarship, now enrolled at Bentley University as a business management major:

“My goal for my life is to live without anything holding me back and to overcome the adversity I do and will continue to face in the future. I want to help those who need my help, and the process of that is starting small, such as my family, community, country, and so on. My professional goal is to start a business that will put my home country, Haiti, on the map. More specifically, I want to start an industrial revolution for Haiti, put them on the world map for trade and commerce, and slowly help to build up a stable economy.”

Donate to Friends of CRLS 

Donate to the FOCRLS General Scholarship Fund 

Donate to the "100 by 100" Cambridge Business Community STEAM Scholarships 

Learn more about Friends of CRLS’s Scholarships Program>>

Thank You to Our 2020 Scholarship Sponsors

Bayard McCoy Memorial Fund

Cambridge business community members


Cambridge Trust Company

Gardner family

Patrick Ewing

Family and friends of Calvin Hicks

Family, friends, colleagues, and patients of Dr. David A. Link

Family and friends of Rose & Victor Rifkin and their descendants

Fresh Start Contracting Corp.

Juliette Kayyem & David Barron

John Leydon

Neil & Katie Rosenburg

Dr. Christopher Saheed

Mary Tavares Sutula & family

If you’re interested in establishing or sponsoring a college scholarship, please contact us.

Cambridge Community Foundation Awards FOCRLS Website Improvement Grant

We hope that everyone who visits our website notices how inviting and vibrant is. If you visited our website in years past, we’re sure you’ve observed that its appearance and volume of information has grown by leaps and bounds. Thanks to the generosity of the Cambridge Community Foundation, who awarded Friends of CRLS a $1,000 grant, we are now better able to keep our website current and lively. The grant enabled us to hire SpaceHost to make numerous overdue updates and teach our Administrative Coordinator how to make edits and additions, post photos and news, add slides to the carousel at the top of the home page, connect links, and other basic functions she needs to keep our website fresh, which she has been doing for the past several months. With CCF’s grant, we have been able to keep everyone who’s interested in FOCRLS informed without having to subtract a College Scholarship, Faculty Innovation Grant, or Student Travel Fellowship to pay for the improvements. Supporters, potential supporters, volunteers, potential volunteers, awardees, and potential awardees can all find out what’s going on with our organization, see recent photos, and read about the CRLS students, grads, and faculty members for whom we open up opportunities.

Speaking of Cambridge and Opportunities…Meet Anaya

Anaya, Class of 2019 awardee of the CRLS Core Values Scholarship, is a third generation CRLS graduate! Both of her parents graduated from CRLS, and three of her grandparents graduated from CRLS’s predecessor schools, Rindge Tech and Cambridge High & Latin. Additionally, Anaya is a Posse Scholar, a member of a group of exceptional student leaders chosen to collaborate in pursuit of solving some of the world’s biggest problems with the help of scholarships from Bucknell University. The Bucknell Class of 2023 Boston Posse has 10 members, and Anaya is the only one from CRLS. Read more about Anaya in her Scholar Spotlight.

Meet a Few of Our Many Highly Deserving Awardees

Jessica, CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the Friends of CRLS First Scholars Award Sponsored by Cambridge Trust, now enrolled at UMass Lowell, told us: “From my college education in the near future, I hope to create a project or movement that will promote awareness and benefit those in need within our society. I want to use my developing graphic design skills to create statistics and images and post them on a social media platform. I also want to use my skills to advocate for justice and fight against issues in our society so that youth may grow in a positive and safe environment.”
Yigermal, the CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the “100 by 100” Cambridge Business Community STEAM Award for Engineering, now enrolled at UMass Dartmouth, told us: “As a kid when I was growing up in Ethiopia, I become very interested in engineering. When I was small, I watched an engineering crew build roads in my isolated village. Because of the new roads, the village transformed into a thriving community as new stores and businesses opened up. My two years in Engineering at CRLS increased my desire to learn more and study an electrical engineering in college.”
Smarika, CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the Rose & Victor Rifkin Family Scholarship, now enrolled at the College of the Holy Cross, told us: “I could not imagine not being in school, reading, analyzing, and discussing different narratives, so I decided to dedicate my learning toward becoming a history professor. Teaching history would not only allow me to explore my passion, but it would also fulfill my dream of helping others. Having been born and raised for my first five years in Nepal, I hope to one day teach abroad and give the same opportunity to another deserving child.”

Donate to ​the FOCRLS General Fund Donate to the FOCRLS General Scholarship Fund

Donate to the "100 by 100" Cambridge Business Community STEAM Scholarships

Student Travel Fellows
Lorra, Isaiah, Summia, and Reggie
in Ecuador, on a 2018 trip that included
the Galapagos Islands

Rakeyah (holding FOCRLS sign),
CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the
“100 by 100” Cambridge
Business Community STEAM Award
for Science, now studying at
UMass Amherst: “I want to become
a biotechnologist to have
experiences where I can not only satisfy
my great passion for science but also help
people be healthier and to find
breakthrough cures that will save lives.”

Lamisa, CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the
First Scholars Award and the
Dr. David A. Link Scholarship for the

Health Professions, now studying at
Simmons University:
I am now studying Neuroscience,
Computer Science, and Public Health
in hopes to find which one (or two!)
I enjoy best. I’m thankful for receiving these
scholarships and I am the happiest
I could be at Simmons.

Thomas, Class of 2018 awardee of the
Juliette Kayyem & David Barron Scholarship
for Children of First Responders — now
studying marine biology at the 
University of Rhode Island
and his family, including his dad, who,
before retiring, served as a
Cambridge police officer for 30 years

Xolotl, Class of 2018 awardee of the
CRLS Core Values Scholarship and the
Colonel & Mrs. Henry Bayard McCoy Memorial
Scholarship, whose “aspirations are to become
a professor who can write, teach, and research
about Latinx masculinity and gender, and the
unseen impact it has on people’s
everyday lives,” is now studying at
Stanford University.


FOCRLS Presents Our New Annual Report!


We hope you’ll read, enjoy, and be inspired by the content that we’ve collected in our new annual report to remind you that by donating to Friends of CRLS you’re investing in the future – not just... READ MORE

Remembering Christopher Saheed


Friends of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (FOCRLS) would like to share with the community an appreciation of Christopher Saheed, who was a key collaborator in forming our organization. As the high school’s... READ MORE

Scholar Spotlight 2020: Jahmaya


Congratulations and Thank You to Jahmaya, our Class of 2020 awardee of the Patrick Ewing Scholarship! “I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the Patrick Ewing Scholarship possible.... READ MORE

Scholar Spotlight 2020: Ralph


Congratulations and Thank You to Ralph, CRLS Class of 2020 awardee of the Mary Frances Monti Scholarship! “Next school year I plan to pursue a Bachelor of Science in software engineering — at... READ MORE

Scholar Spotlight 2020: Sabira


Congratulations and Thank You to Sabira, awardee of a CRLS Core Values Scholarship! Sabira exemplifies Opportunity, Diversity, Respect. She’s enrolled at Bates College, where she’ll be studying psychology and art. She’ll use one... READ MORE