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

Aug 11, 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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