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Prince Henry Society offers annual college scholarships to greater New Bedford students


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 with interest in Portuguese culture.

“We encourage high school seniors to apply for our annual scholarship, which we are proud to offer once again to area students,” said Robert Gaspar, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. “Since 1980, the Prince Henry Society has awarded more than $997,000 in scholarships to nearly 1,000 deserving high school graduates, and we are pleased to continue our longstanding 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 Mr. Gaspar at 508-998-2012.

Deadline for return of all applications is April 1, 2020. The scholarships will be presented at the annual scholarship brunch to take place on Sunday, June 21, 2020.

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