Its scholarship season! Time for students to get some help with the next phase of their education. Here are some opportunities for local students to win scholarships for college and other programs.
SC Community Foundation
The SouthCoast Community Foundation offers more than 50 scholarships to high school graduating seniors, college students, and adults returning to school, throughout the SouthCoast. One application, lots of scholarships! Complete just one app and you’ll be automatically linked with the scholarships you are eligible for, including: LGBTQ+ students; Cape Verdean students; engineering students; medical and nursing students; student-athletes; trade school students; and so many more.
We’re offering two Zoom info sessions so that students can learn more about how to apply, what scholarships are available, and how the SouthCoast Community Foundation evaluates applications: Wed., 1/31, 6:30–7:30 p.m.; Tues., 2/13, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Visit https://southcoastcf.org/receive/apply-for-scholarships/ to register and to see all the scholarships available.
Fairhaven Dollars For Scholars
Fairhaven Dollars for Scholars announces over 40 scholarships now available for 2024. Application period is February 1, 2024. thru April 1, 2024.
For full list of scholarships and details on how to apply go to https://fairhaven.dollarsforscholars.org.
NEW scholarships are being added constantly. Check your profile weekly to see what NEW scholarships you qualify for both at the local and national level. Scholarships are awarded for a variety of reasons, including academics, sports, community service, chosen major, and more.
Fairhaven Dollars for Scholars chapter is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. As part of Scholarship America’s national network of locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters, our mission is to mobilize our community on behalf of postsecondary education success for our students.
Fairhaven Colonial Club
It is with great pleasure that the Fairhaven Colonial Club members wish to announce that three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to area high school 2024 graduates attending a 2 or 4 year college in the Fall.
The requirement is that the student should be a Fairhaven resident and the scholarship will be drafted to the recipient upon receipt of their first semester transcript. Applications are now available at area high school Guidance Offices.
Mattapoisett Congregational Church
Mattapoisett Congregational Church is pleased to once again offer scholarships to students graduating from high school in June 2024 who reside in the town of Mattapoisett, Marion or Rochester or are a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, community service and financial need.
Applications and supplementary information are now available at the local public and private schools. The deadline for electronic submission of documents is Friday, March 29, 2024.
Students will be notified of their selection by April 26 via email. Scholarship recipients will be introduced in church on Scholarship Sunday, May 12th, during the 10 o’clock service of worship.
If you are a graduating senior and have any questions about the scholarship application process, you are invited to contact the Mattapoisett Congregational Church office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Azorean Maritime Heritage Society
Founded in 1997, the mission of the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society is to promote Azorean culture and whaling heritage by raising awareness and pride in our community. This rich maritime heritage has been shared on both sides of the Atlantic between the Azores and the Greater New Bedford area for more than 150 years.
Since 2003, the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society has awarded scholarships to deserving local high school senior and first-time college applicants who will be pursuing undergraduate education. Our scholarships began as two modest book awards of $50 each. Thanks to the generosity of our members and donors, they have grown steadily over time. AMHS is committed to helping our Portuguese-American community’s youth achieve higher education and to growing our scholarship offerings over time.
This year AMHS has designated eight scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors or first time freshman applicants who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college program during the next academic year.
Bela Vista Scholarship
Named after the three authentically handcrafted Azorean whaleboats that are regularly used by AMHS members.
Mary T. Vermette Scholarship ($1,500)
Named after the founder of the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society.
Maria Jose & Diamantino Fidalgo Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Preference will be given to a student who plans to pursue Maritime Studies.
Irene Medeiros Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Long time supporter of women rowing the AMHS boats
In Memory of Jose Pacheco Branco ($1,000)
In Memory of Clotilde da Rosa Branco ($1,000)
In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria.
• Write a brief essay of 250-300 words illustrating one of the following: your commitment to the community, your appreciation for Azorean culture, or your relationship to the sea such as boating, marine studies, fishing, or other water activities.
• Enclose an official transcript of your grades and class standing.
• Enclose a copy of your SAT scores if you were required to take them.
• Enclose one letter of recommendation from a teacher or other unrelated adult.
• Submit the application along with all required documents postmarked by April 1, 2024, to: Azorean Maritime Heritage Society Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 40942, New Bedford, MA 02744.
All applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2024.
Visit https://azoreanmaritimeheritagesociety.wildapricot.org to download the application.
You can help fund these scholarships for our promising local youth. Become a member, make a donation to the scholarship fund, or attend one of our annual fundraising events: the Scholarship Dinner in February and the Sails of Portugal wine tasting in June. Visit the website, email azorean email@example.com, or call 508-687-0906.
Azorean Maritime Heritage Society (AMHS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting Portuguese culture, shared maritime history, and unique boating opportunities for all ages. Our all-volunteer organization participates in many local cultural events, teaches rowing, sailing and maintenance of wooden Azorean whaleboats, hosts a popular annual wine and food tasting, and provides scholarships for college-bound youth. We co-host the only International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta, held every two years, which alternates between the Azores and New Bedford.
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