Other Scholarship descriptions
Below is a list of Community Foundation Scholarships not included in the online application process:
Luther B. Bowman Scholarship awards scholarships to Westport High School graduates to attend a two- or four-year college, business school, trade school, secretarial school or a technical school. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the Westport School Committee. Awards range from $500 to $3,600. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
David A. Cappannari Scholarship provides funds to graduating students from Plymouth North or South High School to continue their studies. Awards range from $800 to $1,000. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
Katelyn Dunner Fund provides one scholarship annually to a graduating student at Plymouth North High School who has overcome conflict or adversity in personal or academic life to attend a two- or four-year college. Awards range from $400 to $500. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
Half Marathon Scholarship awards 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. Scholarship recipients are selected by the high school coaches and/or athletic directors. Awards can range from $700 to $1,000. Please contact your school's athletic director for details.
The Erika Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund was 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.
Thomas O. and Sarah F. Jackson Trust Award provides one rotating scholarship annually to a graduating student at Silver Lake High School, Carver High School, or Plymouth High School (North and South), respectively, who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at either the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the University of Massachusetts. Awards range from $800 to $1,000. Preference is given to students intending to major in an agricultural course at the agricultural school of either university. The 2016 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at Plymouth North or South high schools; please see the guidance office for an application and details
Alexa Latteo-Holmes Family Bright Smile Scholarship was established by Tina and Peter Holmes to honor the memory of their late daughter Alexa Latteo. This fund provides an annual college scholarship of at least $500 each to a Mansfield High School and Norton High School graduating senior who intends to major in education at an accredited college or university. The criterion for selection will be weighted 50% on financial need, 50% on academics. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
Lipsky-Whittaker GLBTQ Scholarship was established to celebrate the lives of John Lipsky and George Whittaker. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to current or former New Bedford High School graduates who identify as LGBTQ and have demonstrated their commitment to addressing issues of homophobia and LGBTQ inequality in their schools and/or community, or have been raised in an LGBTQ household. A minimum of $5,000 will be given out each year, possibly divided between several recipients. Students must be under the age of 25 at the time of the award. Scholarship recipients may reapply for a subsequent year. However, preference will be given to graduating seniors. Please contact the school's guidance office for details.
Samuel W. McFadden Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr.Samuel W. McFadden II, a long-time board member of the Community Foundation. Dr. McFadden was involved in a host of community activities including our Distribution Committee,serving as its Chair in 2005 and 2006, and as Chair of the Scholarship Committee, which was perhaps his fondest role. The scholarship will be available to eligible employees of Tobey Hospital or the YMCA Southcoast seeking to advance in their profession.
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 school's guidance office for details and an application.
Kathleen Joyce Nelson Scholarship Fund was established by David and Joyce Nelson in memory of their late daughter, Kathleen Joyce Nelson. This fund provides an annual college scholarship of at least $2,000 to a New Bedford High School senior, with preference given to students who have struggled with cancer or have an affiliation with the cancer-stricken population through community service, employment, volunteer work, or family involvement. A secondary priority is students who plan to major in government, political science of public service at a four-year accredited college or university. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
New Bedford Half Marathon Scholarship Fund was established at the Community Foundation in 2009 and awards 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.These scholarship recipients shall be selected annually by the Coach(es) and Athletic Director from each of the three named schools for tuition assistance during the first year of a two and/or four year college, university, or technical school. The process for identifying and selecting scholarship recipients shall be determined by the Coach(es) and Athletic Director of each school. Deadline and application details to be announced.
Padanaram Foundation Art Scholarship Fund provides two scholarships annually to art students at Dartmouth High School. One $750 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior to attend a two- or four- year post high school program; the other $1,250 scholarship will be shared by 2 to 4 juniors to attend summer art programs. Applicants must have a cumulative B average and demonstrate talent in some area of art (including but not limited to theater, fashion, design, drawing/painting, sculpting, film making). Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
Mary H. Quinn Higher Education Scholarship was created by Friends of Mary Quinn to provide annual college scholarships to Plymouth North High School graduating seniors. This $800 scholarship, in memory and honor of the late Mary Quinn, will be awarded to a compassionate Plymouth North graduating senior who shows kind regards for others, is pursuing higher education in the field of psychology and who demonstrates financial need. A compassionate friend to many, Mary believed in the power of hard-work and higher education to better oneself. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
Ellery R. Sherman Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship of at least $1,000 to a graduating senior of New Bedford High School. Applicants should have attended the John Avery Parker School. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund provides a minimum of $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of the Town of Somerset and who will be attending an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning in the fall. Criteria used for selection shall be financial need and academic performance. Payment of the scholarships will be made directly to the college or university upon proof of successful completion of the first semester.
Edward D. Thomas Trust Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Foxboro High School graduates to attend a two- or four-year college. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the Foxboro School Committee. Awards can range from $1,000 to $4,000. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
The TJA Fund has set up two annual college scholarships for Dartmouth High School students. The first is a $2,000 scholarship n honor of Trevor Alves for a Dartmouth High student; the second, in honor of Jordan Alves, is $2,000 for a Dartmouth High student who plays soccer. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
Paul F. Vecchi Memorial Scholarship Fund, created in honor of long-time Plymouth School District administrator Paul V. Vecchi, provides a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from both Plymouth North High School and Plymouth South High School as well as Plymouth Technical High School. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.
Webb Family Scholarship provides tuition assistance to graduating Franklin High School students to attend a four-year college or university. Awards range from $400 to $600. Please contact the school's guidance office for details and an application.