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Community Foundation now accepting college scholarships applications


Community Foundation Scholarships Now Available!

The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is pleased to announce that 20 of its 2014 college scholarships can now be applied for online. The deadline for the online scholarship applications is April 30, 2014 unless otherwise noted below.

The online application format is available for those scholarships whose recipients are selected by the Community Foundation Scholarship Committee, including the

  • Daniel P. Bergeron Scholarship
  • George Earl and Katherine Hartley Church Scholarship
  • College Club of New Bedford Scholarships
  • Fairhaven High School Centurion Scholarship
  • Freitas-Rebello Scholarship
  • Frank and Eleanor Gracie Family Scholarship
  • Jim Haskins Scholarship
  • Charles J. Lewin Interfaith Scholarship
  • Nate King Memorial Scholarship
  • New Bedford High School Class of 1960 Scholarship
  • New Bedford Woman’s Club Scholarship
  • Matthew “Matty” Ryan Oliveira Scholarship
  • Katherine Hassan Penton
  • New Bedford High School Class of 1948, Scholarship
  • Louis M . Rusitzky Scholarship
  • Samuel and Solomon Rusitzky Entrepreneurial Educators Scholarship
  • Christine Saulnier Pimental Scholarship
  • Frank D. Sylvia Trust Scholarship

Other online applications include the Jacobs Family New Bedford High Schools Scholarship, with a deadline of April 16; and the Thomas S. Hathaway Scholarship, with a deadline of June 1.

A number of other scholarships are available this year but recipients will be selected by other committees. The descriptions can also be found on the website, and students should contact their school’s guidance office for applications and further details.

The scholarship program is the foundation of CFSEMA’s focus on increasing educational attainment and opportunity for our region. In 2013, CFSEMA awarded more than $275,000 from 34 scholarship funds to graduating high school seniors from 20 cities and towns, as well as current college students “With rising tuition costs, it is more and more difficult for students and their families to pay for a college education,” said Program Officer Lauren Maher Patrick, who oversees the scholarship program. “The Community Foundation’s scholarships represent our donors’ appreciable understanding of the role education plays in building a better community. The Foundation is pleased to help fulfill donors’ wishes as well as to increase the opportunities for students in Southeastern Massachusetts to pursue a higher education.”

Students can read descriptions of the various scholarships by clicking the scholarship tab in the top navigation bar. To apply, students should click on “students” under the scholarship tab, and then follow the specific instructions.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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