College Scholarships

Bishop Connolly continually updates college scholarship opportunities throughout the school year. Please check back frequently for new listings.

  • Fall River Municipal Credit Union — 3/14/20

    Fall River Municipal Credit Union

    Fall River Municipal Credit Union will award six (6) $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who will be attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship is available to students who have (or whose parents have) been members of the Credit Union for at least 6 months. Additional information and the scholarship application are attached here.

    Deadline is March 14, 2020.

  • Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women—3/31/20

    Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women

    The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women (MAIW) has two $1,000 scholarships available to qualifying students. All graduating seniors applying for enrollment to a four-year accredited college/university and living in or attending high school in Bristol County are eligible.

    For additional information about this opportunity and to download the application, click here.

    Deadline is March 31, 2020.

  • The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital — 4/1/20

    The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital

    The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital is offering eleven (11) $1,000 scholarships to high-ranking seniors who will be furthering their education in the healthcare field. Please see the application here.

    Deadline is April 1, 2020.

  • Club Madeirense S. S. Sacramento Charitable Foundation, Inc.—4/1/20

    Club Madeirense S. S. Sacramento Charitable Foundation, Inc.

    The Scholarship Committee of the Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors graduating in 2020. Last year, 56 scholarships were awarded. There are three categories for eligibility: those of Madeiran heritage, those of Portuguese descent, and an open category available to all candidates.

    Detailed information about the scholarship, including eligibility requirements, can be found on The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament webpage. Applications can be downloaded here.

    Deadline is April 1, 2020.

  • Fall River Scholarship Foundation—4/1/20

    Fall River Scholarship Foundation

    The Fall River Scholarship Foundation will be awarding a minimum of 40 $1,000 scholarships in June. The application may be downloaded here.

    Deadline is April 1, 2020.

  • Rev. Paul F. McCarrick Memorial Scholarship—4/1/20

    Rev. Paul F. McCarrick Memorial Scholarship

    A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student-athlete in memory of the late Reverend Paul F. McCarrick. Applicants for this scholarship will be judged on their high academic scores as well as their participation in sports. The application may be downloaded here.

    Deadline is April 1, 2020.

  • Fall River Rotary Club Scholarship—4/3/20

    Fall River Rotary Club Scholarship

    The scholarship committee of the Fall River Rotary Club will award fourteen (14) $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors who live in the Greater Fall River area or are the child/grandchild or stepchild/grandchild of a member of the Rotary Club of Fall River.

    Applicants for scholarship funds should demonstrate commitment to the mission of the Rotary (Service Above Self)  and be active participants in school and community service activities.

    The application may be downloaded here and is also available for download on the Rotary website.

    Deadline is April 3, 2020.

  • Isabel White Memorial Scholarship—4/15/20

    Isabel White Memorial Scholarship

    The South Coast Community Chorale is seeking to award the Isabel White Memorial Scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the field of music (instrumental, vocal, performance, education, production, and theater) in the South Coast area. Eligible students must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area, including Southeastern Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island towns.

    Additional information about this opportunity, including the application, may be downloaded here.

    Deadline is April 15, 2020.

  • The William Patrick Cody and Carolyn Columbia Cody Educational Fund Trust—4/15/20

    The William Patrick Cody and Carolyn Columbia Cody Educational Fund Trust

    The William Patrick Cody and Carolyn Columbia Cody Educational Fund Trust has been established to assist graduating high school seniors with college expenses by providing them with college scholarships worth $1,000-$3,000.  These scholarships are awarded preferably to high school seniors residing in Westport who anticipate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or related medical field degree.

    Please see the application here.

    Deadline is April 15, 2020.

  • Matt T. Benoit Scholarship Fund—4/21/20

    Matt T. Benoit Scholarship Fund

    The Matt T. Benoit Scholarship Fund seeks to award scholarships to students that most resemble the qualities that Matthew T. Benoit had.

    • Matt was an average academic student with a solid academic record and appropriate course load.
    • Matt was a four-sport varsity athlete and considered a total team player.
    • Matt held down a part time job, making effective use of his time.
    • Matt had a true love of family and his faith.

    Please see the application and directions for the required essay here.

    Deadline is April 21, 2020.

  • Westport Lions Club—4/24/20

    Westport Lions Club

    The Westport Lions Club will award scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are residents of Westport. The memorial scholarships are:

    • The Prudence & Ernest Chadwick Memorial Scholarship worth $8,000
    • The Harold S. Wood Memorial Scholarship worth $4,000
    • The Rush Workman/Frank and Brooke McGuigan Memorial Scholarship worth $2,500

    Please see the application here.

    Deadline is April 24, 2020.

  • W. Robert Courey, M.D. Scholarship—4/30/20

    W. Robert Courey, M.D. Scholarship

    Saint Anne’s Hospital is seeking to award a $3,000 scholarship in memory of W. Robert Courey, M.D.

    Eligible students must:

    • Be a resident of the Greater Fall River area including Assonet, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Rehoboth, Swansea, Somerset, Westport, Tiverton, RI and Little Compton, RI.
    • Entering or pursing a degree in nursing, allied health or other health care profession
    • A graduating high school senior

    Please see additional information and the application here.

    Deadline is 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020.

  • Thomas A. Krahn, M.D. Scholarship—4/30/20

    Thomas A. Krahn, M.D. Scholarship

    Saint Anne’s Hospital will award a $3,000 Scholarship in memory of Thomas A. Krahn, M.D.

    Eligible students must be:

    • A resident of the Greater Fall River area (including Assonet, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Rehoboth, Swansea, Somerset, Westport, Tiverton, RI and Little Compton, RI)
    • Entering or pursing a degree in nursing, allied health, or other health care profession
    • A graduating high school senior
    • Able to use the award during the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Please see additional information and the application here.

    Deadline is 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • Laurence F. Kron, M.D. Scholarship—4/30/20

    Laurence F. Kron, M.D. Scholarship

    Saint Anne’s Hospital is seeking to award a $3,000 scholarship in memory of Laurence F. Kron, M.D. to a member of the St. Anne’s Hospital family.

    Eligible students must be:

    • A member of the greater Saint Anne’s Hospital family: employee, family member of employee, medical staff family member
    • Entering or pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health or other health care profession
    • A graduating high school senior or currently enrolled student

    Please see additional information and the application here.

    Deadline is 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • Malcolm W. Macdonald, M.D. Scholarship—4/30/20

    Malcolm W. Macdonald, M.D. Scholarship

    Saint Anne’s Hospital will award a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Malcolm W. Macdonald, M.D.

    Eligible students must:

    • Be a pre-med students, medical student, nursing student, or individual entering or pursuing a degree in allied health or other health care profession
    • Be able to provide documentation of special projects such as providing care to underserved arias in need of medical/educational services
    • Be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled student from the Greater Fall River area, as well as Newport and Bristol Counties, RI.

    Please see additional information and the application here.

    Deadline is 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020.

  • Fallen Officers Memorial Trust of the Fall River Police Scholarships—5/1/20

    Fallen Officers Memorial Trust of the Fall River Police Scholarships

    The Fallen Officers Memorial Trust of the Fall River Police is in its 26th year of offering scholarships to area students.

    > The Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Scholarship will award four scholarships worth $1,000.

    > Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in memory of Detective Richard Magan.

    > The Officer John W. Ruggeiro Memorial Scholarship worth $1,000 will be awarded.

    > The Constable Gideon Mandhester and Officer Louis T. Gormle Awards are worth $500 each.

    Eligible students must be a high school senior in attendance and good standing at a Fall River high school; maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; demonstrate community service outside the school setting; submit a 500-word essay describing future goals, special aptitudes, talents, and how the scholarship would benefit (though financial need is not a criterion for this scholarship). Applications may be downloaded here.

    Deadline is May 1, 2020.

  • Little Theater of Fall River—5/1/20

    Little Theater of Fall River

    The Little Theater of Fall River is seeking to award a $1,500 Performing Arts Scholarship and $1,000 Jimmy Tavares Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship to a qualifying high school senior. To be considered for these scholarships, eligible students must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area (Assonet, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Rehoboth, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Tiverton or Little Compton) or be a participant in Little Theater productions, and be entering in an undergraduate program majoring in theater arts, music or dance.

    Additional information can be found on the Little Theater website. Please see application here.

    Deadline is May 1, 2020.

  • Saint Anne's Hospital Scholarships—5/8/20

    Saint Anne’s Hospital Scholarships

    Saint Anne’s Hospital is offering three $1,000 scholarships to local students pursuing a career in health care or related field.  Community individuals as well as Saint Anne’s Hospital employees and their immediate family members are eligible to apply.

    To qualify, students must be bicultural/bilingual, must be a resident of the Greater Fall River Area (Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Rehoboth, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Tiverton, and Little Compton), and must be entering or pursuing a degree in a health care related profession at an accredited college or university.

    Please see additional information and scholarship application here.

    Deadline is Friday, May 8, 2020.

  • Fall River Garden Club Scholarship—5/15/20

    Fall River Garden Club

    The Fall River Garden Club offers a $1,000 scholarship to college-bound high school seniors who are planning to major in conservation, environmental studies, botany, biology, horticulture, floriculture, landscape design/architecture, forestry/agronomy, city planning, land management, and allied subjects. Eligible students must be Massachusetts residents and have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

    Please see the application here.

    Deadline is May 15, 2020.

  • The Massachusetts Association of Campground Owners — 5/20/20

    The Massachusetts Association of Campground Owners

    The Massachusetts Association of Campground Owners will be offering a $1,000 scholarship to Massachusetts students entering college. To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a college concentration in Outdoor Recreation/Sports, Hospitality, Environmental Preservation/Engineering, or a related area of study. Please see the application here.

    Application deadline is May 20, 2020.

  • Marcus Urann Scholarship—6/30/20

    Marcus Urann Scholarship

    Bank of America established the Marcus Urann Scholarship to provide financial assistance for post-secondary education to the children of those working in the cranberry bog industry.

    To qualify for this scholarship, you must be a child of a cranberry bog owner or a cranberry bog employee residing in Massachusetts and demonstrate financial need.

    Please see additional information and application here.

    Deadline is June 30, 2020.