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SouthCoast Community Foundation awards $668,000+ in scholarships, here is who received them



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NEW BEDFORD, MA – The SouthCoast Community Foundation recently awarded 71 local students with college scholarships totaling more than $668,000. 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 scholarships. They also awarded 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

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

Jasmine Duncan

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. Since 1995, the organization has distributed over $50 million from nearly 200 funds to humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations in the region. For more information, visit

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