Fall River area students win Prince Henry Society scholarships


FALL RIVER – The Fall River Chapter of the Prince Henry Society recognized 18 outstanding students from all high schools in the Grand Fall River for the award of scholarships.

Although no official ceremony took place in 2021, graduates received their scholarships in time to begin their journey into higher education.

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“This small contribution is not only a financial aid to alleviate some of the financial burdens, but it is an investment in the improvement of our community,” said Robert C. Medeiros, president of the company, noting that the help was particularly important in 2020 given the COVID pandemic.

Gabe Andrade and Paul Silva co-chair the scholarship committee.

Who received scholarships?

Élisabeth Ramos, 2020; Benjamin Menezès, 2019; and Julie Correia, 2018, received the Paul G. Senra Memorial Fellowships. These scholarships are renewed for the four years during which a student maintains a good academic record at a college or university.

Zachary Massa from Durfee High School received the Brum scholarship. He will also receive the Senra scholarship for the next three years.

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Several other students received special prizes. Faith DaSilva, Seekonk High School, received the Thomas M. Medeiros Memorial Scholarship; Haley Correia, Case High School, the Al Domingues Memorial Scholarship; Rachel Medeiros, Bishop Connolly High School, the Manuel Souza Memorial Scholarship; Taylor Davis, Atlantis Charter School, John Anthony Franco Memorial Scholarship.

Also, Chloe Doehler, Somerset Berkley Regional High School, the BankFive scholarship in memory of Dan Cabral; Kathryn Ann Silvia, Connolly, the Susan Burke Fellowship in Memory of Manuel and Helen Carreiro; Emily Fasteson, Seekonk, Ernie Silva Fellowship in Memory of Ernesto and Delores Pereira Silva; and Meghan Dess, St. Dominic’s Holy Spirit Scholarship.

The other scholarship recipients and their schools were Abigail Matos, Somerset; Ava Matos and Madison Avilla, Westport High School; Leslie Scherny, case; Jacob Silvestre, Seekonk; and Victoria Rocha, Connolly.

Logo of the Prince Henry Society of Massachusetts.

How to win a Prince Henry Society scholarship

To apply for the Prince Henry Society of Fall River Scholarships, students must be graduates of Argosy, Atlantis, Case, Connolly, Diman, Durfee, Seekonk, Somerset-Berkley, Tiverton or Westport High Schools. Students attending other regional schools should contact the chapters of the Prince Henry Society in Taunton or New Bedford. They have their own deadlines and requests.

Apply for a scholarship:Learn more about the Fall River Chapter of the Prince Henry Society

For schools in the Fall River area, applications are available from the guidance department at each school. Students should contact their guidance counselors for more information. The deadline for submitting applications this year is April 1, 2022. Supporting information, such as transcripts and recommendations, can be sent later, but must be mailed no later than April 15, postmarked. authentic post.

Students must be of Portuguese descent, write an essay on the influence of their culture, and submit transcripts, financial information and letters of recommendation.

In addition to scholarships, the Prince Henry Society provides community assistance and maintains local monuments, including the Prince Henry Statue on Eastern Avenue and the city gates. To keep Portuguese traditions and culture alive, the Society works with the LusoCentro at Bristol Community College and with other groups on the south coast.

Additional information on the company and its programs is available on their website, www.phsfr.org. For more information, to establish a scholarship or to make a donation, call 508-916-4150, email [email protected] or use the online contact form.


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