College and Career Information

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(For a complete list of college/career related events, please visit the Events Calendar page.)
College & Career Newsletters for NBHS Students
January 29, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 2, 2024

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Discovery Museum Announces 2024 Scholarship Program

The opportunity is open to high school juniors and seniors in MA, funds can be used for any educational or developmental experience. The 2023 Discovery Museum Scholarship program will award four one-time $1,500 scholarships to high school juniors or seniors in MA who embody the mission and values of the Museum, to support them on the next leg of their educational journeys. For one of the four awards, preference will be given to Discovery Museum past or current employees or volunteers. Award money can be used for any educational or developmental experience, such as college or trade school tuition, travel expenses to support an exciting volunteer opportunity, or costs to provide a learning experience for young children. Video or written applications are being accepted now via Google form at (applicants must log in to Google in their browser to apply) and must be received by March 31, 2024.

On the Spot Admissions with Bristol Community College
On Thursday, April 11, seniors are invited to meet with Jenna DeBortoli, Admissions Coordinator for Bristol Community College, to complete the Bristol application and receive an admissions decision ON THE SPOT! Interested seniors should complete this form to sign up by Monday, April 8 or see their school counselor. Financial Aid assistance will be provided as well. This will be the last Bristol CC application day at New Bedford High School.
FAFSA Help During the School Day Every Friday, beginning January 5, a financial aid professional will be available in B-211 to assist seniors with the FAFSA process during all three lunch shifts. Students may come for assistance at any point in the FAFSA process- from establishing an FSA ID through completion. Drop ins are welcome, but students may preregister here. Parents/caregivers who wish to join their student for a FAFSA Friday event must email [email protected] at least 2 days in advance.  (Thank you in advance to our volunteers from UMass Dartmouth, Roger Williams University, Conway College Aid and Talent Search!)
SouthCoast Community Foundation Scholarship Help Session All college-bound seniors should consider completing the SouthCoast Community Foundation’s Scholarship Application. On Tuesday, February 27, Werlaine Badio, Programs Officer for the SCCF, will come to NBHS during lunches to assist seniors with the application process. The SCCF application is used for many scholarships and applicants will automatically be considered for eligible scholarships. The deadline to submit the application is March 1, so do not miss out on this chance to receive support. Pre-registration is not required. Join SCCF in Room B-211!
College Representative Visits This fall, New Bedford High School hosted more than 20 college admissions representatives. The individuals represented colleges near and far that offer a variety of programs and majors, and have admissions procedures with varying degrees of selectivity. More than 100 juniors and seniors attended at least one visit. Thank you to all of the college representatives who included NBHS in their fall travel schedule!

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College tours will be offered for current juniors during April vacation again this year. Applications will be available in early March. Please email [email protected] with questions!

Military Mondays
We enjoyed our weekly cafeteria visits this fall with our dedicated military recruiters. Visits will resume on Monday, January 29 and will continue throughout the spring. are excited to welcome our military recruiters to visit juniors and seniors during lunches every Monday beginning in mid-September. Representatives will be in the cafeterias according a schedule which will be posted shortly. Please check back soon!

Senior Cafeteria Cafeteria
Monday, January 29, 2024 Air NG Air & Space Force
Monday, February 5, 2024 Navy Army NG
Monday, February 12, 2024 Army Marines
Monday, February 26, 2024 Coast Guard Air NG
Monday, March 4, 2024 Air & Space Force Navy
Monday, March 11, 2024 Army NG Army
Monday, March 18, 2024 Marines Coast Guard
Monday, March 25, 2024 Air NG Air & Space Force
Monday, April 1, 2024 Navy Army NG
Monday, April 8, 2024 Army Marines
Monday, April 22, 2024 Coast Guard Air NG
Monday, April 29, 2024 Air & Space Force Navy
Monday, May 6, 2024 Army NG Army
Monday, May 13, 2024 Marines Coast Guard