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Jacobs Award $175,000 in Scholarships

2016 Jacobs Scholars

On April 26, City native and QUALCOMM co-founder Dr. Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan Klein Jacobs, presented $175,000 in scholarships to five high school seniors in New Bedford from the Jacobs Family New Bedford High Schools Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation. The scholarships were presented at the New Bedford Whaling Museum to Global Learning Charter Public School senior Viriato Nunes; GNB Regional Voc-Tech senior Jacob Aubertine; and NBHS seniors Katherine Gomes, Zachary Silva, and Victoria Vafaee. Each will receive a $35,000 scholarship, to be distributed over four years, to study math, science, or engineering. Pictured, Dr. and Mrs. Jacobs with the 2016 Jacobs scholars. Photo by Bob Hughes; click to see more photos from the event.