SouthCoast Community Foundation Awards More than $540,000 in Scholarships

Aug 4, 2021

Supporting eighty-four local students in pursuit of a higher education.

 

NEW BEDFORD, MA – On July 28th, local students gathered at the Buttonwood Park Zoo for the SouthCoast Community Foundation scholarship reception to receive their awards totaling more than $540,000. This year’s 84 recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 600 high school seniors and college students from throughout the region, representing 24 different educational institutions.

“Scholarship season is always a highlight for the Community Foundation,” commented Sarah Rose, Director of Engagement for the SouthCoast Community Foundation. “Giving deserving students the ability to further their education and enabling scholarship funders the ability to help those students realize their dreams is a win-win.”

The scholarships and recipients include:

Student Amount  Scholarship
Apponequet Regional High School
Ivy Kelliher $1,500 Gregory G. Misodoulakis Scholarship
Joshua Santos $1,200 Gregory G. Misodoulakis Scholarship
Megan Lenza $1,500 Gregory G. Misodoulakis Scholarship
Bishop Stang High School
Kiera Ackah $700 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
Concord-Carlisle High School
Elsa Couvillon $1,000 Gosnold Community Scholarship
Dartmouth High School
 Anya Crowell $700 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
 Ashley White $850 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
 Lindsey Bedard $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
 Maxwell West $5,000 Lipsky-Whittaker LGBTQ Scholarship
 Morgan Oliveira $7,226 Leo R. and Muriel A. Lanouette Scholarship Fund
 Mya Leonardo $1,215 Charles J. Lewin Interfaith Scholarship
$2,000 Jordan Alves Memorial Scholarship
$1,160 New Bedford Half Marathon Committee Scholarship Fund
 Sarah Hartmam $1,215 Charles J. Lewin Interfaith Scholarship
$2,000 Trevor Alves Memorial Scholarship
$850 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
 Lauren Pimentel $4,945 Frank D. Sylvia Trust Scholarship
 Aidan Fyfe $4,945 Frank D. Sylvia Trust Scholarship
 Celine Burns $7,226 Leo R. and Muriel A. Lanouette Scholarship Fund
Diman Regional Voc Tech High School
 Logan DeSousa $4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
 Lorelei Hetzler $4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
Fairhaven High School
 Jian Knight $850 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
 Brian Poirier Jr. $530 Daniel P. Bergeron Scholarship
 Jian Knight $4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
 Kyla Conte $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
$2,000 Fairhaven Centurion Scholarship
 Olivia Bernardo $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
 Shanti Furtado $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
$1,180 Matthew “Matty” Ryan Oliveira Scholarship
Foxborough High School
 Benjamin Bass $4,960 Edward D. Thomas Scholarship
Franklin High School
 Katelyn Guidi $1,360 Webb Family Scholarship
Global Learning Charter
Jocelyn Kingman $35,000 Jacobs Family New Bedford High School Scholarship
Miranda Souza $4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
Weslee Ayala $1,095 William Tucker Keene Memorial Scholarship
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
 Abigail Arruda $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
 Amber Conroy $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
 Courtney Carreiro $7,226 Leo R. and Muriel A. Lanouette Scholarship Fund
 Deolinda Mendes $1,750 George Earl and Katherine Hartley Church Scholarship
 Gevanya Sequeira $1,750 George Earl and Katherine Hartley Church Scholarship
 Janicia Pinto $1,750 George Earl and Katherine Hartley Church Scholarship
 Luis Reyes-Ayala $525 Francis S. Ferreira Scholarship
$7,226 Leo R. and Muriel A. Lanouette Scholarship Fund
 Moriah Merkman $35,000 Jacobs Family New Bedford High School Scholarship
 Shane Poitras $3,480 New Bedford Half Marathon Committee Scholarship Fund
Harvard University
 Owen Sughrue $5,320 Thomas S. Hathaway Scholarship
Joseph Case High School
 Kyle Furtado $7,226 Leo R. and Muriel A. Lanouette Scholarship Fund
Middleborough High School
 Skye Myers $1,215 Charles J. Lewin Interfaith Scholarship
$4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
 Timothy Crowley $4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
New Bedford High School
 Addylene Darosa Semedo $35,000 Jacobs Family New Bedford High School Scholarship
 Aden Silva $8,260 Katherine Hassan Penton Scholarship, NB Class of 1948
 Amanda Braga $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
 Annie Lin $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
$1,210 Frank and Elenor Gracie Family Scholarship
$35,000 Jacobs Family New Bedford High School Scholarship
 Cameron Sylvia $850 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
 Dayahni Mendes $950 CB’s Character Blessings Scholarship
 Derek Arribada $700 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
 Emma Warn $25,936 Albert F. Carr Scholarship
 Gabriella Serra $700 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
 Hongyu Zhao $25,936 Albert F. Carr Scholarship
$1,215 Charles J. Lewin Interfaith Scholarship
$4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
 Jizaiah Lopes $25,936 Albert F. Carr Scholarship
$4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
 Kaeleigh Sousa $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
$810 Nate King Memorial Scholarship
 Linh Dan Nguyen $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
$1,210 Frank and Elenor Gracie Family Scholarship
$35,000 Jacobs Family New Bedford High School Scholarship
$1,160 New Bedford Half Marathon Committee Scholarship Fund
 Marina Bibars $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
$20,000 Dr. Paul and Elaine Chervinsky Scholarship
$1,110 New Bedford Woman’s Club Scholarship
$1,570 Kathleen Joyce Nelson Scholarship Fund
 Rylee Gant $7,226 Leo R. and Muriel A. Lanouette Scholarship Fund
 Stephanie Teixeira $7,226 Leo R. and Muriel A. Lanouette Scholarship Fund
 Taryn Padilla $1,250 College Club New Bedford Scholarship
 Victoria Oliveira $700 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
 Yusuf Bibars $1,215 Charles J. Lewin Interfaith Scholarship
$20,000 Dr. Paul and Elaine Chervinsky Scholarship
$1,570 Kathleen Joyce Nelson Scholarship Fund
$1,290 NBHS Class of 1960 Scholarship
Old Rochester Regional High School
 Jayce Kouta $700 Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society
Oliver Ames High School
 Eniola Sorinmade $1,500 Colton-Khoo Scholarship Fund
Plymouth North High School
 Abigail King $720 Katelyn Dunner Scholarship
$890 Mary Quinn Scholarship
 Luiz Costa $4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
$2,120 Paul F. Vecchi Memorial Scholarship
$1,095 William Tucker Keene Memorial Scholarship
 Mariah Chuong $4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
 Plymouth South High School
 Anthony Bambus $4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
 Olivia Boutin $2,110 David Cappannari Scholarship
Somerset Berkley Regional High School
 Benjamin Forbes $2,000 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 Camden Huck $2,000 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 Catherine Corcoran $2,500 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 Christopher Matarese $2,000 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 Jillian Werderitsch $2,490 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 Joseph Frank $2,000 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 Julia Canuel $3,000 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 Kaylee Weakley $2,500 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 Kayleigh McDonald $1,215 Charles J. Lewin Interfaith Scholarship
$3,000 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
 McKenzie Theriault $1,000 Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund
South Shore Vocational Tech High School
 Brandon Keefe $7,226 Leo R. and Muriel A. Lanouette Scholarship Fund
Sturgis Charter Public School West
 Jordan DeMedeiros $5,000 David C. DuBois Scholarship Fund
Wareham High School
 Adreanna Dillen $500 Joseph X. Vasconcelos Memorial Scholarship
 Cecilia Bottino $1,000 Joseph X. Vasconcelos Memorial Scholarship
 James Fitzgerald $1,030 Ann M. Pappi Scholarship
$4,167 George E. Keeler Memorial Scholarship
$750 John A. Conway MD Scholarship Fund
 Westport High School
 Ava Matos $2,225 Luther B. Bowman Scholarship
 Isabella Mercer Glennon $2,225 Luther B. Bowman Scholarship

 

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is one of the largest aggregators of scholarships in the Southeastern Massachusetts region. One resource provided to all applicants is the uAspire Financial Aid Help Desk. The Foundation was one of the first to use this innovative and new online tool. It assists students and their families in navigating the financial aid process, such as completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, locating affordable college options, and paying tuition, room, and board.

 

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts through philanthropy. 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 more than 200 funds to humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations in the region. For more information, visit www.southcoastcf.org.

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Scholarship recipients and families check in to the SouthCoast Community Foundation reception.

SouthCoast Community Foundation 2021 Scholarship Reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Erik Domingues, Chair, SouthCoast Community Foundation Scholarship Committee and 2002 Jacobs Scholar speaks to the crowd.

Janicia Pinto accepts her 
George Earl and Katherine Hartley Church Scholarship certificate.

2021 SouthCoast Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients at Buttonwood Park Zoo.

 

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