Three New Bedford High School, one New Bedford Global Learning Charter Public School and one Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School graduating seniors have been awarded four-year scholarships to study math, science or engineering at a college or university, thanks to the Jacobs Family New Bedford High Schools Scholarship, a fund of the Community Foundation. City native and QUALCOMM co-founder Dr. Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan Klein Jacobs, flew in from their home in La Jolla, Calif., to present $35,000, four-year scholarships on May 13 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum to GNB Voc-Tech senior Gustin Froias; Charter School senior Katherine Mentzer; and NBHS seniors Dashayra Carmona, Katia Domingues, and Alexander Papas. For a full press release
- Scholarship Update: Information and online applications for 2013 are now available on our Scholarship Page.
- CFSEMA's scholarship program, the foundation of our focus on increasing educational attainment and opportunity for our region, has grown tremendously over the past two years. In 2012, CFSEMA awarded $215,000 from 34 scholarship funds to graduating high school seniors from 20 cities and towns, as well as current college students. This represents a significant increase from the $170,000 in scholarships awarded in 2010. CFSEMA also manages 75 educational funds, including five local education foundations, 59 scholarship funds, 11 educational funds for individual schools and programs, an early literacy initiative, and an adult education grant program. The Foundation is also host to the New Bedford Education Roundtable.
The Lipsky-Whittaker Fund is pleased to release a Request For Proposals for grants of up to $7,500. The Lipsky-Whittaker Fund provides annual grants to community groups and organizations in greater New Bedford to support projects focused on two areas: gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth, and HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment. Applications are due in the Community Foundation office, 63 Union St., New Bedford, by 5pm on Monday, June 3, 2013. Please submit a hard copy of your application materials by mail as well as well as an electronic copy by email to Lauren Maher. Please download the application for details.
As we grieve for the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, we are also comforted by the outpouring of support both locally - those who offered food, shelter and much more to victims' families and stranded runners alike - and from throughout the world. Many are still wondering how they can help. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, the purpose of which is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded on April 15. To contribute to The One Fund Boston.