2020-2021 Scholarship Opportunities

Arthur Moniz Scholarship Fund

Award: $1000, 3 awards
Eligibility
:  This scholarship is in memory of Arthur Moniz, a graduate from New Bedford High School. It is open to all students.

Deadline: April 25, 2021


Azorean Maritime Heritage Society Scholarship

Award: 5 awards
Eligibility
:  This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors.
Deadline: April 20, 2021


Baycoast Bank Catches for College Scholarship  

Award: $2000, 20 awards
Eligibility: 
For this scholarship
, students must be a graduating, high school senior who is pursuing higher education at a two- or four-year college program or technical school. Apply Here

Deadline: April 2, 2021


Bethany Pacheco Brum Memorial Scholarship 

EligibilityMust be a University of Massachusetts applicant.
Deadline: April 2, 2021


Cape Verdean Recognition Scholarship 

Eligibility: Open to all graduating high school seniors. 
Deadline: April 30, 2021


Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarship 

Award: $1000
Eligibility:
  Open to graduating seniors seeking an undergraduate or associate degree from an accredited college or university or seeking a certificate from an accredited trade school.  There are three categories of the application: Open (All candidates), Portuguese (Candidates of Portuguese descent), Madeiran (Candidates of Madeiran descent)
Deadline:  April 1, 2021


Educational Talent Search - Seven Hills President's Scholarship - 1 for Academic Excellence 
Award: $1000

EligibilityApplicants must be an Educational Talent Search student who has demonstrated academic excellence. 

Deadline: April 30, 2021


Educational Talent Search - Seven Hills President's Scholarship - 2 for Determination and Perseverance 
Award: $1000

EligibilityApplicants must be an Educational Talent Search student who has demonstrated both determination and perseverance.  

Deadline: April 30, 2021


Fairhaven Dollars for Scholars

EligibilityFairhaven Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. Create a profile and be linked to matching local as well as national scholarships.

Deadline: April 20, 2021


Fall River Municipal Credit Union Scholarship Due March 14, 2021
 
First Citizens' Charitable Foundation Scholarship 
Award: $5000, 3 awards; $1000, 1 award
Eligibility
: Applicants must be graduating seniors. Applicants, or parents/guardians must have an active account at First Citizens’. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Apply Here
Deadline:  April 1, 2021

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Scholarship- General Scholarship 

Award: $1000
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who have been accepted into an approved college or junior college, vocational, business school or other educational institution. Two separate applications are available from this organization.
Deadline:  April 1, 2021


Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Scholarship- Irish Heritage Essay Scholarship

Award: $2000
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who have been accepted into an approved college or junior college, vocational, business school or other educational institution. Two separate applications are available from this organization. 
Deadline:  April 1, 2021


Gear Up - Seven Hills President's Scholarship -1 for Academic Excellence 
Award: $1000

EligibilityApplicants must be a Gear Up student who has demonstrated academic excellence. 

Deadline: April 30, 2021


Gear Up - Seven Hills President's Scholarship - 2 Education or Human Services Field 
Award: $1000

EligibilityApplicants must be a Gear Up student who wish to enter the field of human services or education 

Deadline: April 30, 2021


Gonsalves Family Scholarship 
Award: $500

EligibilityApplicants must be NBHS senior. Applicant must have been member of the New Bedford Boys and Gils Club for at least four years by showing continued interest in the organization by being member, by having been or by being employed there, or through an ongoing relationship by engaging in community service.

Deadline: April 30, 2021


Grand Lodge Knights of Phythias Scholarship Due April 1, 2021
Award: $1000

EligibilityOpen to graduating seniors who demonstrate exceptional community service.

Deadline: April 1, 2021


Grand Lodge of MA Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Scholarship 
Award: $1000, 20 awards

EligibilityApplicants must be enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2021 term. 

Deadline: April 15, 2021


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Inc. Scholarship 
Award: up to $1000

EligibilityApplicants must have been in a grandparent(s) legal custody and raised by at least one grandparent. All applicants must be enrolled in a 2 year community college or 4 year university. 

Deadline: May 31, 2021


Greater Southeastern MA Central Labor Council Annual Scholarship 
Award: $1000, 3 awards

Eligibility: High school seniors living in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the Islands whose parents, legal guardian, aunts, uncles, or grandparents are members of a labor union affiliated with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council.  The student applicant may also be a member of a labor union affiliated to the labor council. 

Deadline: April 9, 2021


Hawthorn Medical Associates Scholarship
Award: $2000

Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who will be pursuing a career in the health field.  Eligible students should be accepted into an accredited program in nursing, pre-med, radiologic technology, laboratory sciences, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, certified medical assistant, or other health related fields. 
Deadline:  April 2, 2021


James J. Karam Scholarship Due March 26, 2021
 
Jonathan Oliveira Memorial Scholarship 

EligibilityOpen to all students attending college for Fall 2021. 

Deadline: April 30, 2021


Joseph McCarthy Memorial Scholarship 

Award: $2000, 5 awards
Eligibility
: Applicants must be graduating seniors who are residents of Massachusetts.

Deadline: April 15, 2021


Lucy Camara Bly Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1000

Eligibility: Any New Bedford High School senior girl who wishes to continue her education beyond high school.
Deadline: May 4, 2021


Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation Scholarship 

EligibilityAll applicants must write a short essay describing your leadership qualities and/or ways in which you have made a difference through your own personal efforts to help others.

Deadline: April 15, 2021


Massachusetts Association of Insurance Woman (MAIW) Scholarship Due March 31, 2021
 
Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship Due January 22, 2021
 
Matt T. Benoit Memorial Scholarship Fund

EligibilityFrom the application: “The intent of the organization is to award these scholarships to a student that most resembles the qualities that Matthew T. Benoit had.  Matt was an average academic student with a solid academic record and appropriate course load.  The scholarship recipient must maintain a similar academic record.  Matt was a four sport varsity athlete and considered a total team player. The scholarship recipient must display the same appreciation of teamwork that Matt did.  Matt also held down a part time job, making effective use of his time.  A student that can display the same time management skills will be considered.  Matt had a true love of family and his faith.” 
Deadline: May 1, 2021


MIAA 20th Annual Sportsmanship Essay & Multimedia Contest Due February 5, 2021
 
M.S.O.A. Scholarship 

EligibilityStudents interested in pursuing a degree in Marine Biology. Student who are interested are encouraged to obtain a recommendation from either a science teacher or guidance counselor.

Deadline: April 2, 2021


NBHS Class of 1961 Scholarship 
Award: $1000

EligibilityThis scholarship awards $1000 to a recipient on the basis of academic record, personal qualifications, and financial need.

Deadline: May 7, 2021


New Bedford Educators Association, Inc. Scholarship 

Eligibility: New Bedford High School graduating senior; eligibility guidelines vary, see scholarship information for details.
Deadline: May 7, 2021


New Bedford High School Scholarship-Application Form 

EligibilityThis is open to all NBHS graduating seniors.

Deadline: April 30, 2021 *NEW DATE*


New Bedford Rotary Club Scholarship

Award: $1000, 6 awards
Eligibility
New Bedford resident and/or graduate of New Bedford-area high school.

Deadline: July 16, 2021 


Our Lady of Angels Catholic Association Scholarship

EligibilityOpen to all graduating seniors who are achieving academic success and have a demonstrated history of community service. 

Deadline: April 19, 2021


Padre Pio Cape Verdean Scholarship
Award: $1000, 5 awards

EligibilityHigh school senior of Cape Verdean descent, applicant must have received written notification that they have been accepted to an accredited college, university, technical, or vocational school.

Deadline: May 14, 2021


Prince Henry Society of MA, Inc. Scholarship 

EligibilityThis scholarship is Open to residents of the Greater New Bedford Area who are of some Portuguese descent.

Deadline: April 1, 2021


Robyn A. Dabrowski Memorial Scholarship 

EligibilityApplicants must participate in interscholastic activities and have been accepted by, and will attending, an accredited institution of higher learning.

Deadline: April 2, 2021


Rockland Trust Scholarship Due March 15, 2021 Apply Here
 
The Rose L. Murphy Scholarship

EligibilityOpen to residents of the Greater New Bedford Area and are pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: agriculture, conservation, horticulture, landscape architecture, forestry or environmental sciences. 

Deadline: April 30, 2021


Rotary Club of Fairhaven Scholarship 

EligibilityGraduating seniors residing in Fairhaven or Acushnet. 

Deadline: April 23, 2021


St. Anne's Credit Union Scholarship Due January 29, 2021
 
St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship 

Award: $1000, 3 awards
Eligibility
: Senior students furthering their career in healthcare (healthcare is defined as any area related to the medical field).  
Deadline:  April 1, 2021

Scholarship Guidance Newsletter Scholarships
Award: Awards vary, see scholarship information for details
Eligibility
: Eligibility guidelines vary, see scholarship information for details.
Deadline: Deadlines vary, see scholarship information for details


Sean Patrick Toomey Memorial Scholarship 
Award: $1000

EligibilityGraduating seniors who reside in New Bedford. Must demonstrate financial need and provide documentation of community service.

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Somerset Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Award: $1000, 2 awards

Eligibility: Must be a Somerset Federal Credit Union member or dependent of member.

Deadline: May 5, 2021


SouthCoast Community Foundation Scholarships open January 1, 2021. Deadlines vary.
 
The Syrian Lebanese Women's Club of Greater Boston

Eligibility: Must be of recognized Syrian or Lebanese descent (at least one parent or grandparent must be of Syrian or Lebanese origin).

Deadline: May 31, 2021


Tempus Unlimited, Inc. Scholarship 
Award: $2500, up to 2 awards per high school

Eligibility: Aspiring students who have disability(s), and have overcome challenges who will attend higher education after high school.

Deadline: April 15, 2021


William F. Taylor Memorial Scholarship 
Award: $1000

EligibilityNew Bedford High School graduating senior who plans on plating a sport at the NCAA collegiate level.

Deadline: April 30, 2021


Your Theatre, Inc. - Mary A. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1000

EligibilityOpen to graduating seniors who intend on pursuing a career in the Performing Arts. 

Deadline: May 4, 2021