With school starting soon, do you have unexpected costs or a gap that’s not covered by your financial aid package?

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Inversant Cash for College Fund. Given the extraordinary number of submissions, the application period is now closed. 

Applicants who submitted all of their supporting documents will be notified of a decision by email/SMS on or about November 16, 2020.

The Inversant Cash for College Fund is a need-based scholarship for eligible students who are Massachusetts residents. Even if you’re attending a school out of state, you might still be eligible.


  • Resident of Massachusetts
  • Enrolled in an accredited higher education institution (Even if out of state)
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less
  • Demonstrate an unmet need


Questions? See full eligibility requirements in our FAQ.


Have Questions?

Read our FAQ below for answers to the most common questions or feel free to give Alex Ervin, Scholarship Coordinator, a call at 617-423-0331 x 224 for assistance.

Who is eligible?

Any Massachusetts resident who is currently enrolled in a higher education institution with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less with a demonstrated unmet need is eligible for the Cash for College Fund.

How many people will receive funding?

10 people total will receive up to $2500.

How do I apply?

Fill out the form above and upload the requested documents, and submit them to the Inversant team. Once we’ve received and reviewed your application, we’ll notify you of the decision.

How much money will I receive?

The Cash for College Fund awards up to $2500 per eligible applicant. Once the request has been verified by our team, the payment will be made by check and sent to the address the applicant specified.

What information will you need?

Each applicant must fill out a survey sharing the following information:

  • Whether they have a high school diploma or equivalent GED
  • Age when entering college
  • Dependency status
  • Attendance pattern, full time or part-time
  • Employment status
  • % of financial contribution to their household budget
  • If they are a single parent
  • The name of their college or university
  • Whether they are attending college remotely, in-class, or in a hybrid plan
  • If their family participated in Inversant or FUEL programming

Each applicant must provide proof of:

  • MA residency
  • 2020-2021 enrollment in accredited higher education institution
  • Educational expenses not covered by financial aid
  • EFC under $10,000

Each applicant must write a short essay (300 words)

What documentation will you require?

Each applicant must provide proof of:

  • Massachusetts residency
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) under $10,000
  • 2020-2021 enrollment in an accredited higher education institution
  • Educational expenses not covered by financial aid
What if I don't have all the documents ready to upload?

No worries, you’ll still be able to submit your basic application and we’ll follow up with you via SMS/Email to upload your supporting documents in order to complete the application process.

What's the approval timeframe?

Requests are being reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. We will notify applicants—that submitted complete applications (including uploading their supporting documents)— on or about November 16th, 2020 via email/SMS.

How do I receive the money?
A check will be sent to you at the address you specify.
What's the difference between an Award and Scholarship?

This Award is given directly to the individual and not to the school. This Award should not interfere with federal and state grants, loan qualifications, and monies awarded from the college or university.

What are the terms and conditions?

Inversant, Inc. (“Inversant”) will award funding for eligible collegiate study pursuant to the procedures outlined here.

I am undocumented, can I apply?

Yes! You are eligible and can complete the form without providing the requested information for EFC.

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