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New Bedford’s Prince Henry Society offers annual college scholarships


The New Bedford Chapter of the Prince Henry Society is accepting applications for this year’s scholarship program. Eligible candidates are all graduating seniors seeking an undergraduate or associate’s degree from an accredited college/university, a resident of the Greater New Bedford area, with an emphasis on students of Portuguese descent and with interest in Portuguese culture.

“We encourage local high school seniors to apply for our annual scholarship, which we are proud to offer to Greater New Bedford students,” said Robert Gaspar, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. “For the past four decades, the Prince Henry Society has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 deserving high school graduates. We are glad to continue our strong commitment to education in our community.”

Applications are available in the guidance offices of New Bedford High School, Dartmouth High School, Wareham High School, Apponequet Regional High School, Old Rochester Regional High School, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, Fairhaven High School, Old Colony Vocational High School, and Bishop Stang High School.

Applications are also available online at www.princehenrysociety.org or by calling Scholarship Committee Chairman Robert Gaspar at 508-998-2012.

Deadline for return of all applications is April 1, 2021.

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