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New Bedford’s Prince Henry Society awards record $49,000 in local scholarships

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The New Bedford Chapter of the Prince Henry Society of Massachusetts awarded a record $49,000 in scholarships to area college bound students. For the 36th consecutive year, the society held its annual scholarship brunch at the Century House in Acushnet in June.

In 1980, Milton Ferreira and the late Anthony S. Catojo, Jr. and Gabriel Moura founded the Prince Henry Society, a brotherhood of business and professional men of Portuguese descent. The goals of the society are to promote the civic, cultural, economic, educational and social betterment of persons of Portuguese descent and to be of service to the community. In order to accomplish this, they established a three-pronged plan of charities, scholarships and service to the community.

Since 1980, the Prince Henry has awarded educational scholarships totaling $846,150 to a total of 852 students from the Greater New Bedford area. Forty-six scholarships were awarded:

  • Megan Pereira, a graduate of Bishop Stang received the Father Fortuna Memorial Scholarship given in memory of the late Father Fortuna, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church.
  • John T. Owens, a graduate of New Bedford High, received the Attorney & Rose Ferreira Memorial Scholarship made possible by Mrs. Charles Baker and Dr. Joseph and Lisa Ferreira.
  • Paige Watterson, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional, received the Gabriel Moura Memorial Scholarship.
  • Rachel Garnett, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tec, received the Manuel Moinheiro Memorial Scholarship. This award was made possible by Patricia Moinheiro in memory of her late husband.
  • Joshua Nunes, a graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Henry Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship. This award was made possible by Dolores Rodrigues in memory of her late husband.
  • Nathan Scott Correia, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the second Henry Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship also made possible by wife Dolores Rodrigues.
  • Alana G. Gracia, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Armand Fernandes, Sr. Memorial Scholarship for a student athlete. This award was made possible by Judge Armand Fernandes in memory of his father.
  • Lauren Gaspar, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, received the Kenneth Ferreira Memorial Scholarship given by the membership of the Prince Henry Society.
  • Alexus Garcia, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, received the Dave Lister Memorial Scholarship made possible by Cecile Lister & Family.
  • Kaitlin M. Medeiros, a graduate of Old Colony Regional, received the second Dave Lister Memorial Scholarship made possible by the family and friends of the late Dave Lister.
  • Olivia Marques, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Todd Christopher Pereira Memorial Scholarship made possible by a friend of the Prince Henry Society.
  • Cecilia Schneider, a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, received the second Todd Christopher Pereira Memorial Scholarship made possible by the Pereira Family.
  • Courtney Lima, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Emilia DeSousa Ponte Memorial Scholarship made possible by Prince Henry member Ron Ponte in memory of his late wife.
  • Braeden Santos, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tec, received the Rockland Trust Scholarship made possible by Rockland Trust.
  • Madison E. Raposa, graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tec, received the Bristol County Savings Bank Scholarship, made possible by the Bristol County Savings Bank.
  • Alexandra Lima, graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Bay Coast Bank Scholarship made possible by Bay Coast Bank.
  • Aubrie L. Texeira, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Webster Bank Scholarship made possible by Webster Bank.
  • Nicole Tetreault, graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Charles P. Rebello, Jr. Memorial Scholarship made possible by the family and friends of Charles P. Rebello.
  • Amy C. Kozera, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the second Charles P. Rebello, Jr. Memorial Scholarship made possible by the membership of the Prince Henry Society.
  • Hunter Parker, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional, received the Michael Demakis Memorial Scholarship.It was made possible by Jocelyn daLuz, Lisa and David Wright, Chris Demakis and Vince Cragin, Nicole Demakis and Michelle and Thomas Barry.
  • Andrea Freitas, graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Dr. Norbert P. and Elsie Rodrigues Fraga Scholarship made possible by Mrs. Elsie Rodrigues Fraga.
  • Alexis Marie Ferreira, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Raymond H. and Eleanor Aragao Teachman Memorial Scholarship given by Ronald E. Teachman in memory of his parents.
  • Eleanor Smith, a graduate of Apponequet Regional High School, received the Joseph M. and Rose F. Souza Memorial Scholarship made possible by daughters Pam and Elizabeth Souza.
  • Colleen Beatriz, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional, received the Joseph and Lucy Bernardo Memorial Scholarship.
  • Matthew Duggan, a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, received the Anthony S. Catojo Jr. Memorial Scholarship given by the Prince Henry Society.
  • Caleb Bolger, a graduate of Fairhaven High School received the Manuel R. and Olivia Cabral Memorial Scholarship. This award was made possible by the Cabral children, sons Oliver & Adalino and daughters Maria Galego and Dortina Marder.
  • Lindsay Medeiros, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Christopher Jon Souza Memorial Scholarship, made possible by Antone and Elsie Souza in memory of their son.
  • Chandler Jardin, a graduate of Old Colony Regional, received the DBS Dartmouth Building Supply Scholarship. This award was made possible by Joseph Delgado and family.
  • Ashley Nicole Rice, a graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Arnold B. Camara Memorial Scholarship, given by Michael Camara & Family of the abc disposal service of New Bedford.
  • Elissa Tetrault, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Salvador Fernandes Memorial Scholarship, given by member Michael Fernandes and Family of the Northern Wind Co., Inc., in memory of Michael’s father.
  • Katelyn R. Santos, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Carlos Pacheco Memorial Scholarship made possible by wife Hazel, daughter Judy and family and friends of the late New Bedford school committee man.
  • Bethany Fernandes, a graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Pinto’s Garage and Auto Body Inc. Scholarship by Mr. & Mrs. Gus Pinto & Family.
  • Emma Barriga, a graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Milton Ferreira Memorial Scholarship.
  • Jesse d’Almeida, a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, received the Fernando A. Gaspar Memorial Scholarship, made possible by the family of Fernando A. Gaspar.
  • Daniel F. Mello, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, received the Youth Investment Foundation Scholarship made possible by the Youth Investment Foundation.
  • Katherine Gomes a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Shelley A. Carvalho Memorial Scholarship made possible by the family and friends of Shelley A. Carvalho.
  • Emma Elise Martins, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Everyday hero scholarship and Prudential Financial Scholarship by member Barry Sylvia and Prudential Insurance Co.
  • Emma Caneira, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Cameron Jeffrey Goulart Scholarship provided by Cameron’s Kids.
  • Adgela Rose Dias, graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Flavio S. Duarte and Maria C. Correia Memorial Scholarship provided by Julianne and William Viveiros.
  • Abigail Manchester, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Jose (Joe) Helder Freitas Memorial Scholarship by Mrs. Alice Freitas and Family.
  • Veronica Vasconcelos, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tec, received the Stoico/FIRSTFED Scholarship, made possible by the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFEDC Charitable Foundation.
  • Nina Bourgeois, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, received the Ernest Simmons Memorial Scholarship given by Peter Simmons and Family in memory of Peter’s father.
  • Sophia M. Cordeiro, a graduate of Fairhaven High School in 2013, received the Taylor Leigh Alves Memorial Scholarship. It was given by by Dr.Gary Alves of the Alves Chiropractic Center and the Prince Henry Society.
  • Dominic Correia, a graduate of Bishop Stang High School received the Maria Lourdes Soares Medeiros Castelo Memorial Scholarship made possible by Jose and Alzira Castelo.
  • Ryan Mckenna, a graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Prince Henry Society Scholarship by the PHS.
  • Lucas Vincente, a graduate of Bishop Stang High School received the Prince Henry Society Scholarship.

The Portuguese United for Education, Inc. Scholarship was presented by the Prince Henry Society of MA, New Bedford Chapter to the Portuguese United for Education, Inc. School, by the Prince Henry Society of MA, New Bedford Chapter.

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