Scholarships

The Community Foundation online scholarship application portal closed on April 1, 2018.

EXCEPTION: 

Somerset Scholarship applicants can submit a scholarship application through 11:59PM on May 1, 2018. No Somerset Scholarship Applications will be considered after this time.


For current college students, click the Upload Your Transcript button below to upload your transcript and redeem your scholarship payment.


Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

2018 Scholarship Opportunities

HOW TO APPLY


1.  REVIEW THIS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES PACKET

This packet contains eligibility requirements for more than 60 scholarship funds administered by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. We strongly encourage you to go through this booklet prior to beginning an application to gauge your eligibility.

2.  APPLY ONLINE: CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW! 

3.  REVIEW THE APPLICATION DEADLINES

While the deadline for most scholarships is April 1st, some vary. Incomplete applications and/or late applications, including late attachments, WILL NOT be accepted.

4.  REVIEW THE APPLICATION MATERIALS

The specific materials needed for each scholarship are detailed in the online application. IN GENERAL, you should be prepared to submit:
• The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)

• A personal essay and any additional material required for specific scholarships. (i.e. a letter of recommendation)

• An updated official transcript clearly stating your name, school name, and GPA.

5. QUESTIONS?

Visit www.cfsema.org or e-mail Holly Stickles, Grant & Scholarship Associate, hstickles@cfsema.org.


The Albert F. Carr Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation was established to provide scholarships to New Bedford high School graduating seniors who plan to attend MIT or will pursue an engineering degree at a four-year college or university.


The Alexa Latteo Holmes Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established by Tina and Peter Homes to honor the memory of their late daughter Alexa Latteo. The Fund provides tuition assistance to graduating High School seniors of Norton High School and Mansfield High School.


The Ann M. Pappi Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide scholarships to students graduating from Wareham High School. Preference will be given to students who are in their first generation of their family to attend college, but this is not required. Awards are based 50% on academic performance and 50% financial need.


The Anonymous Fund was established to annual scholarships to students graduating from New Bedford High School who will be attending a four-year college or University. Scholarships are considered on a basis of 65% financial need and 35% academic performance. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible.


The CB's Character Blessing Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was created to provide scholarships to college bound student athletes graduating from New Bedford High School who have displayed strength of character within their team, school, and/or community


The Charles J Lewin Interfaith Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to encourage seniors of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, and Plymouth counties of Massachusetts to attend college. This scholarship is weighted 50% on financial need, 30% on academics and 20% on personal circumstance.

The Christine Saulnier Pimental Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide annual college scholarships to selected New Bedford Area adults seeking to improve their professional standing by pursuing higher educational opportunities majoring in life sciences, computer science, veterinary services or a related field.

The Clayton Bond Auman Maritime Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide scholarship awards to students who show financial need, demonstrate a good work ethic, have family ties to the sea / intend to attend a maritime institution or major in a marine-related program.

The Colton-Khoo Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide scholarship awards to graduating Oliver Ames High School students who exemplify the Easton Public Schools’ core value of respecting and valuing diversity. Please note, special consideration will be given to applicants who are demonstrably active members in the following student and non-student groups: Amnesty International, Best Buddies International, Gay/Straight Alliance, Multi-cultural Club, or any other group that promotes tolerance acceptance, and inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds.

The College Club of New Bedford Scholarship Funds of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts were established to provide annual college scholarships to students who meet the following criterion: (1) The recipients are young women who are graduates (or graduating seniors) of the following high schools: New Bedford, GNB Voc-tech, Bishop Stang, Dartmouth, Fairhaven. (2) Criteria used for selection shall be financial need and academic performance. Students must be enrolled in a program of study at a four-year college or university and are eligible to re-apply for scholarships during that time.


The Daniel P. Bergeron Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established by Maureen and Russell Bergeron to honor the memory of their late son, Daniel P. Bergeron. The fund provides annual college scholarships to selected Fairhaven High School graduating seniors. These scholarship(s) are to be awarded to students with financial need and interests in sports and/or music.


The David Cappannari Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide tuition assistance to graduating Plymouth high schools seniors who plan to attend college.


The Edward D. Thomas Trust Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide annual scholarships for to deserving accepted high school seniors of Foxborough High School. For information on how to apply, contact the Foxborough HighSchool Guidance Office.


The Ellery R. Sherman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to scholarships for tuition assistance to one or more graduating seniors during the first year while attending a two or four-year college or university. The criteria to be used in selecting the scholarship recipient shall consist of the following: (a) the student will graduate from the New Bedford High School (b) The student should have attended the John Avery Parker School (or its successor in the event that the Parker School should no longer be so named or in existence) (c) the student shall be the highest-ranking student in the graduating class that meets the criteria in section b. For information on how to apply, contact the New Bedford High School Guidance Office.


The Eric C. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarship awards to members of Apponequet’s senior class who are planning to continue their education at a college or trade school. The following factors are taken into consideration in determining recipients: Financial need, community service, involvement in at least one activity (band, sport, or club), a demonstration of service to others, a minimum of a C average maintained.

The Erika Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund as created in memory of Erika Hall, who was a sophomore at Westport High School when she died in a tragic car accident in 2014. It will provide a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship annually to Westport residents who are seniors or graduates of the following schools: Westport, Diman Regional Vocational Technical, Bristol County Agricultural, Bishop Connolly, or Bishop Stang high schools. While the application asks for grades, class standing and GPA, they are not the sole or main criteria. Other criteria taken into consideration include: active in sports, dance or art/music; love of family and friends; courageous and willing to try new things. Please contact the Westport High School guidance office for details and an application.


The Fairhaven Centurion Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established in 2006, the school’s 100th anniversary, to provide annual college scholarships to selected Fairhaven High School graduating seniors. The Fairhaven Centurion Scholarships are awarded on a basis of demonstrated financial need and academic performance.

The Francis S. Ferreira Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide two annual scholarships: one scholarship is for a current Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School (GNBRVTHS) senior who will be attending a two or four year college or university to study engineering or technology; another scholarship is available for a recent graduate of GNBRVTHS who is currently attending a two or four year college or university and is enrolled in an engineering or technology major.


The Frank and Eleanor Gracie Family Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide annual college scholarships to selected New Bedford High School graduating seniors who plan to attend a two or four-year accredited college/ university. This scholarship is awarded with consideration of both academic achievement and financial need.


The Frank D. Sylvia Trust Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established by Frank D. Sylvia to honor the memory of his late son, Frank P. Sylvia. The Fund provides annual scholarships to indigent and deserving accepted high school seniors who are residents of Dighton or Somerset.


The George Earl and Katherine Hartley Church Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide annual college scholarships to selected Acushnet, Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts graduating seniors as well as any graduating senior from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. The scholarships will be awarded for tuition assistance to pursue an LPN, RN or BSN Nursing Degree while attending a two or four-year accredited college or university. Criteria is stated as follows: willingness to enter the nursing profession, financial need (75%) and academic performance (25%).


The Gosnold Community Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide tuition assistance to individuals who have contributed to the Gosnold Community and who have demonstrated financial need to support education pursuits. Please contact hstickles@cfsema.org for information on how to apply.

The Gregory G. Misodoulakis Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his family to honor the memory of the 2010 Apponequet Regional High School graduate, Gregory Misodoulakis. Gregory was a well-respected and gregarious member of his class, an honor student, athlete, student leader and dedicated volunteer who very much “lived in the moment” throughout his high school years. His strength of character and infectious smile endeared him to all who knew him. Gregory aspired to become a history teacher and had been eagerly looking forward to his freshman year at UMass Amherst. The annual scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Apponequet Regional High School who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the school community and who aspires to pursue a liberal arts and/ or education degree. Please contact the Apponequet High School guidance office for details and an application.


The Jacobs Family New Bedford High School Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts annually provides five four-year scholarships, up to $35,000. The Scholarships are distributed to one New Bedford Global Learning Charter School, three New Bedford High School, and one Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School graduating seniors. Recipients must attend an accredited college or university and major in science fields including computer science, mathematics and engineering (see application for details). Each scholarship is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade point average of B or better. The criterion for selection will be weighted one-third on financial need, two-thirds on academic performance.


The James T. Grady Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was created to provide annual college scholarships to selected BCC Student or Graduates. The scholarship criterion is based on financial need and academic performance. Recipients of the scholarship may be a current or incoming student at BCC or a graduate of BCC whom has been accepted at a 4-year college or university. Special consideration will be given to BCC graduates planning to attend Boston College.


The Jim Haskins Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to honor the memory of long-time Lakeville resident Jim Haskins. Jim was well known in his community as an avid volunteer – he was active in numerous organization including the Rotary club of Fall River, the Salvation Army, Special Olympics Massachusetts, Citizens for Citizens, the Durfee Alumni Association, the Marine Museum, and the Moby Dick Council of Boy Scouts of America. The Jim Haskins Scholarship fund provides annual college scholarships to selected graduating seniors from the communities of Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville Somerset, Swansea, and Westport.


The Joseph X. Vasconcelos Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established in loving memory of Joseph X. Vasconcelos. Joey was a graduate of Wareham High School, Class of 2006. An aspiring musician, Joey had planned to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. He was a selfless individual and a loyal friend. He was talented, extremely creative and an absolute joy to be around. Scholarships from this fund will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from Wareham High School. For information on how to apply, e-mail alysonagoglia@gmail.com.

The Katelyn Dunner Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide tuition assistance to graduating Plymouth North High Schools seniors during their first year of college.


The Katherine Hassan Penton Scholarship, New Bedford Class of 1948 Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to fund scholarships to New Bedford High School graduating seniors pursuing a business degree at a college or university. Katherine Penton was a high honors graduate of New Bedford high School and she and her late husband were successful in business having owned a fishing boat and residential real estate properties.


The Kathleen Joyce Nelson Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to honor the memory of Kathleen Joyce Nelson. The Fund awards scholarships to college bound seniors at New Bedford High School who are planning a career in public service and who have had to fight cancer or have been involved with the cancer-stricken community. For information on how to apply, contact the New Bedford High School Guidance Office.


The Ladies' Branch of the New Bedford Port Society Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide scholarship awards to students whose families have documented ties to the sea or are the descendants of seamen. Scholarships may also be distributed to students who intend to major in maritime sciences, or plan to attend a maritime academy. Eligible students must reside within the Greater New Bedford Region. (i.e. Acushnet, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, and Westport)


The Lipsky-Whittaker GLBTQ Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to celebrate the lives of John Lipsky and George Whittaker and to continue to create an environment of acceptance and equality within our New England community. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to graduates, or soon to be graduates, while pursuing a degree at a two or four-year accredited college or university.

Recipients must be a current student or have graduated from a Greater New Bedford Area high school (defined as Wareham to Westport), and:

The student/graduate identifies as a lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgender (LGBT) person and has shown a commitment to addressing issues of homophobia and LGBT inequality in their school and/or community.

The applicant must demonstrate need of financial assistance.

OR

The student/graduate has been raised in an LGBT household. This student must live with at least one parent who identifies with the LGBT community.

The student/graduate must be accepted for enrollment to, or enrolled in an accredited program of collegiate study beyond the secondary education level.

The applicant must demonstrate need of financial assistance.

For information on how to apply, contact Llangis@newbedfordpublicschools.org.


The Louis M. Rusitzky Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide annual college scholarships to selected New Bedford High School graduating seniors who plan to major in an area of business for tuition assistance during the first year attending a four-year accredited college or university.


The Luther B. Bowman Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships to accepted high school seniors of Westport High School who plan to attend a two or four-year college or university. For information on how to apply, contact the Westport High School Guidance Office.


The Mary Quinn Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide scholarships to one or more graduating senior(s) from Plymouth North High School for tuition assistance while attending a two or four-year accredited college or university.

 

The Matthew " Matty" Ryan Oliveira Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established by Kathleen and Matthew Oliveira to honor the memory of their late son, Matthew “Matty” Ryan Oliveira. The fund provides annual scholarships to seniors accepted high school seniors from Fairhaven High School for tuition assistance at a 2 or 4-year college or university.


The Nate King Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established by his family in 2010. Nate was a 2009 graduate of New Bedford High School, where he was a standout swimmer. He also worked as a lifeguard at the New Bedford YMCA and shared his passion for swimming by teaching children. The intent of the scholarship is to provide annual college scholarships to one or more graduating seniors from New Bedford High School’s swim team for tuition assistance while attending a two or four-year accredited college or university.


The New Bedford Half Marathon Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide college scholarships to graduating seniors who are runners participating in track, cross country or a related interscholastic athletic program from New Bedford High School, Dartmouth High School and greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School.


The New Bedford High School Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was created to provide annual college scholarships to one or more Greater New Bedford graduating seniors with one or more parent(s) or grandparent(s) whom are New Bedford High School graduates with preference given to those whose parent or grandparent are alumni of the Class of 1960.


New Bedford High School Scholarship Funds of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors of New Bedford High School for tuition assistance. For information on how to apply, contact the New Bedford High School Guidance Office.


The New Bedford Woman's Club Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of New Bedford High School and New Bedford Vocational Technical School according to the criteria 50% need and 50% academics for tuition assistance during the first year of attendance at two or four-year college or university.


The Paul F. Vecchi Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide annual scholarships to Plymouth North and Plymouth South High School graduating seniors.


The Padanaram Foundation Art Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was created to provide annual scholarships to art students of Dartmouth High School.

The Samuel and Solomon Rusitzky Entrepreneurial Education Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was created to provide annual college scholarships to selected New Bedford area adult workers seeking to improve their professional standing by pursuing higher educational opportunities related to their profession. The scholarships are awarded for tuition assistance while enrolled in a two or four-year accredited college or university.

The Sippican Philosophical Society Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts provides scholarships to Old Rochester Regional High School graduating seniors for tuition assistance while attending a four-year college or university. Scholarships are awarded annually to a student who has not only demonstrated an outstanding knowledge of science but has also displayed enthusiasm, creativity, and an impressive understanding of scientific method.


The Somerset Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide scholarships for tuition assistance to Somerset residents/students planning to attend a two or four-year college or university. One goal of the Somerset Scholarship Fund is to assist those students who may not normally qualify for other scholarships. Applications may be submitted online through the Community Foundation and will require both a personal statement and a Counselor Recommendation.  The required recommendation form is available for download  HERE


The Thomas O. and Sarah F. Jackson Trust Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide tuition assistance on an annually rotating basis to graduating Silver Lake High School, Carver High School and Plymouth High Schools seniors during their first year of college. This year, recipients will be selected from Silver Lake High School. Recipients must attend either the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the University of Massachusetts, and preference is given to students majoring in an agricultural course of study.


The Thomas S. Hathaway Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide tuition assistance for college, professional, or scientific educations at Harvard University. Scholarships will be awarded, based on financial need, to one or more students residing in Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, Wareham, or Westport.


The TJA Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide two annual college scholarships for Dartmouth High School students. One $2,000.00 scholarship will be awarded, in honor of Trevor Alves, to an accepted high school senior at Dartmouth High School and one $2,000 scholarship, in honor of Jordan Alves, will be awarded to an accepted high school senior at Dartmouth High School who plays soccer.


The Webb Family Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was established to provide scholarships to Franklin High School graduating seniors for tuition assistance while attending a four-year college or university. For information on how to apply, contact the Franklin High School Guidance Office.