Friends of CRLS Presenting $78K+ in Scholarships to CRLS Seniors and Grads

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Angell, CRLS Class of 2021 Friends of CRLS awardee of the Maria J. Tavares Memorial Scholarship, now enrolled at UMass Amherst (Photo by Janis Navikas)

Updated 2/16/22

Friends of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Inc. (FOCRLS) is preparing to present scholarships totaling $78,750 in 2022. Hundreds of donors and sponsors − individuals, families, organizations, and businesses − have contributed to the 53 scholarships FOCRLS is distributing to CRLS seniors and alumni in support of their higher education.

See our list of scholarships here.>>

This year FOCRLS is welcoming sponsors of two new scholarships. 

Ramie Targoff & Stephen Greenblatt recently established the Cheri Kamen Memorial Scholarship in the Humanities. Professor Targoff said, “This scholarship is in memory of my beloved mother, who studied American History, both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student before going on to become a lawyer. I wanted to honor her commitment to the study of the past by encouraging female students graduating from CRLS to pursue the humanities at the university level.” 

Eileen Taxe Levine & Irving Lee Levine recently established the Scholarship for Equity & Social Justice as a way, the Levines said, “to recognize the commitment and dedication of CRLS students who have been working towards equity and social justice in the Cambridge community. We want to honor the power of their voices, courageous actions, and hopefulness. We support and thank them as they enter this next chapter of their lives.”

Other sponsors of scholarships to be presented by FOCRLS in 2022 are Patrick Ewing, Juliette Kayyem & David Barron, Neil B. Rosenburg, Elaine Schear, the Leydon family, Mary Tavares Sutula & family, Naveed Rahman & Caroline Butler-Rahman, Debjani Banerji, Richard G. Gilreath, the Gardner family, the Zagarella family, and Gail Stein. Collectively funding scholarships are family members and friends of Rose & Victor Rifkin, Dr. Christopher Saheed, Dr. David A. Link, Calvin Hicks, and John Chiros.

In addition, Cambridge Day, CambridgeSeven Associates, Cambridge Trust, Fresh Start Contracting and Tutoring Plus are local organizations that annually fund scholarships.

Thank you all of our scholarship sponsors for their generosity and support for the students and graduates of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

To learn more about FOCRLS’s scholarship program or establish a scholarship, please visit or email FOCRLS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.