Over $668K in Scholarships Awarded to 71 South Coast Students

Jun 2, 2023

The Community Foundation recently awarded 71 local students with college scholarships totaling more than $668,000. This year, the Foundation received over 1,600 applications from throughout the South Coast, making it the most competitive year for scholarships the Foundation has ever seen, with just 6% of applicants receiving awards. They also gave their largest multi-year scholarship ever, the BankFive President’s Scholarship for $40,000.

“Education is one of our three strategic priorities at the Community Foundation. We believe that to improve the quality of life on the South Coast, education must be a central focus of our work, including giving young people the financial ability to attend college. In providing many scholarships, we feel that we not only help an individual, but in the long run, we help to lift our entire region,” said Gail Fortes, SouthCoast Community Foundation Board Chair.

Among the dozens of recipients, Jamiah Andrade Fernandes, a senior at New Bedford High School, received a $35,000 scholarship from the Jacobs Family Scholarship Fund. He plans to study computer science at UMass Dartmouth. His school advisor wrote, “Jamiah came to this country only a few short years ago, learned English, got accepted to the National Honor Society, and maintains enviable grades. Jamiah will be someone that will not squander the opportunity of education.”

The scholarship recipients include:

B.M.C. Durfee High School
Malachia Nobre
Brooke Silvia

Bishop Stang High School
Jasmine Duncan

Bridgewater / Raynham Regional High School

Asafe Dos Santos
Katiliane Martins

Brockton High School
Angel Sor

Dartmouth High School
Anthony Pajak
Ava Cafasso
Courtney Cabral
Marisa DaCosta
Nariah DeBortoli
Nina Cunha

Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School
Paisley Ferreira

Fairhaven High School
Sydney Burke
Kate Magalhaes
Brady Poirier

Foxboro High School
Aine Fitzpatrick

Global Learning Charter Public High School
Maddox Merrey

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
Dylan Cajuda
Ryan Faria
Amber Hooda
Megan Johnson
Chase Joseph
Riley Raposa
Kol Tavares
Olinda Tavares

Joseph Case High School
Kyle Furtado

New Bedford High School
Allyson Canuto
Hailee DaPonte
Maeva Depradines
Rosa Duarte
Morgan Ferland
Jamiah Andrade Fernandes
Isabella George
David Haig
Christopher Lake
Alexis Leonardo
Edelmis Calderon Marcano
Abbigail Niland
Micah Ortiz
Lauren Panaro
Aidyn Ramos
Luisa Cu Raymundo
Tatum Reis
Kailey Sousa
Kimberly Sanabria
Claudia Tino-Tzoc
Cynthia Torres

Old Rochester Regional High School
Theodore Carroll
Lauren Rapoza
Corinne Robert

Plymouth North High School
Gregory Bartlett
Caitlin Reynolds

Somerset Berkley Regional High School
Stephanie Houeiss
Caden Vertentes

UMASS Dartmouth
Anne Jean
Patricia Nsubuga
Quilda Pires
Queyka SaintLouis
Tom Shin
Jeffrey Zeng

Wareham High School
Dylan Tilton

Westport High School
Nicholas DosVais
Nathaniel Gifford
Angelo Gonzalez
Alexzander Santos

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts through philanthropy and is one of the largest aggregators of scholarships in the southeastern Massachusetts region. The Community Foundation mission is to mobilize philanthropy by matching donors and resources with community needs for the benefit of our region. Since 1995, the organization has distributed over $50 million from nearly 200 funds to humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations in the region.

If you would like to learn more about how you could create a legacy by opening up a scholarship fund, please contact Tricia Grime at pgrime@southcoastcf.org

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