Scholarship Information


Check here often for new opportunities! This list is organized by due date and includes any scholarship opportunities that are shared with New Bedford High School staff. This list is not exhaustive, and seniors are encouraged to do their own research for available scholarships. Students who need help searching for scholarships are encouraged to see their school counselor. At this time, posted awards are for the graduating class of 2024 . Opportunities will be posted throughout the school year, and students are encouraged to check back frequently. If you wish to share a scholarship opportunity, please email [email protected].

To access multiple scholarships available to Massachusetts students visit
Additional scholarships for students planning to attend a career or technical school can be found at

To access a scholarship list for military children, visit

To access a scholarship list for Indigenous American college students, visit

December Deadlines

Dells Scholars Program

This program awards 500, $20,000 scholarships. Eligible applicants must participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 (such as Upward Bound or Gear Up), be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance, be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college, plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation, and earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA. More details and the application can be found at Applications are due December 1, 2023.

National Space Club Scholarship

This $15,000 award will go to a senior who has the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in high school through graduate students. The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2023. Visit for more information.

Burger King Scholars Program

Created in memory of Burger King Co-Founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program provides scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 to high school students and BK employees and their families. The application process takes into consideration grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service. Eligible applicants must be living in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada, be graduating high school seniors (U.S., Puerto Rico or Guam), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from homeschool education in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada, have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school or CEGEP or equivalent in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada. Applications can be found at and must be submitted by December 15, 2023.

Amazon Future Engineers Scholarship

Amazon will choose 400 high school seniors across the nation to receive $40,000 for college and a guaranteed engineering internship at Amazon following their freshman year. If you have students in mind for this opportunity, Please see for more details. The application deadline is December 15, 2023.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

NACME is responsible for over $5 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students. NACME supports approximately 1,000 underrepresented minority engineering and computer students annually. Eligible students must either be a high school senior, within one year of graduating from high school, or matriculating at a community college with the intent to pursue an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, or be currently matriculating in an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, a US citizen or permanent resident, and meet the minimum GPA requirements of the relevant scholarship. NACME's mission is to increase representation of Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native/American Indian in the fields of engineering and computer science. There are 1000 awards available. Applications are due by December 16, 2023, and can be found at

Challenge Yourself Scholarship

Attorney Greg Gold and the Colorado legal team at The Gold Law Firm provide five scholarship awards each semester to first-time college freshmen within the United States, in memory of Kevin Maez (1986-2022). Each award is worth $1,000, and awards will be mailed directly to the winning students’ financial aid offices. The awards will go to students who have spent their early education taking part in challenging skill-building activities such as Scouts, acting or theater, debate club, and speech. Through The Gold Law Firm Challenge Yourself Scholarship, our team hopes to make educational opportunities more attainable for students who make an effort to improve as individuals both inside and outside the classroom. In addition to a history of participating in one or more of these activities, all eligible applicants must be planning to attend or have already enrolled in an accredited college or university as an incoming freshman. The student must also hold citizenship or permanent residency within the United States and be at least 17 years of age upon applying for the scholarship. Applications are due by December 18, 2023, and may be found at

Equitable Excellence® Scholarship Program

Equitable Foundation has established this program to assist high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at a two- or four-year college in the United States by Fall 2024. Applicants must be current high school seniors in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year, demonstrate ambition and self-drive to be a force for good in school, community or work activities, be willing to provide a release to publicize their identities and information about their achievements along with photographs for use in program promotion and information, and have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The foundation awards 100 $5000 renewable scholarships (totaling $20,000 over four years) and 100 $2,500 one-time awards for immediate costs. More information can be found at Applications are due by December 18, 2023.


AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship

Two, $10,000 awards will be given to high school seniors intending to pursue an aerospace STEM Major in one of the following areas: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering or Physics. Applications can be found by going to Applications are due by December 31, 2023.

AYA Healthcare Future Travel Nurse Scholarship

This program awards ten, $2000 scholarships to students in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher who have been accepted to a nursing program at an accredited institution in the United States. Applicants should demonstrate involvement in extracurricular organizations or volunteer work, and passion about patient care and a career in the health field. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2023. Visit for more information and the application. 

AIAA Roger W. Kahn Scholarship

This award was created to honor the memory of Roger Kahn (1907–1962) and his passion for aviation and entertainment. Kahn spent the latter part of his career at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation as a test pilot and then managed the technical service and sales division. In the 1940s, Kahn was actively involved with the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (one of the predecessor organizations of AIAA) and later served as its vice president. Kahn also was an accomplished jazz musician as early as the 1920s, composing songs often featured in stage productions and early films, as well as leading numerous orchestras. He became a recording artist for some of the first record labels including Victor, Brunswick, and Columbia. AIAA is awarding up to four $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who enroll in an engineering major at a college or university! Scholarship also includes complimentary airfare and hotel to attend the 2024 AIAA Awards Gala and a mentor from AIAA’s professional members to help guide the student to achieve a career in aerospace.Applications close on December 31, 2023. Visit for the application.

The Nelson Scholarship 

Nelson Cabinetry is an international business covering the US and Canada, and is awarding a $1500 scholarship for a student pursuing business, interior design, and architecture.The award may be used  towards expenses related to education including tuition, books, campus housing, and more. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and be enrolled in an accredited high school, college, or university within the U.S. Applicants can apply now via the online form found at or email to [email protected]. In this email, please provide the committee with a short description of yourself and a 500-word statement on what Nelson Cabinetry could do in your field of study to improve our contribution. Be sure to make the subject line “Nelson Scholarship Applicant.” Applications are due by December 31, 2023.
Path to Pro The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. The Foundation has pledged to invest $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople and bridging the opportunity gap through its Path to Pro program, by providing scholarships to further education. An eligible applicant must: be a high school senior, high school graduate or have a GED equivalent, plan to enroll, or be enrolled, in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the United States, not be an employee or dependent of an employee of the The Home Depot. Employees of The Home Depot and their dependents are eligible to apply for a scholarship from The Homer Fund, focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction Management. The foundation will give 125 $2,000 awards. The application can be found at and completed applications are due by December 31, 2023.

The Power of Resilience Scholarship

Scott has devoted his career to advocating for the rights of insurance policyholders and fighting for them to receive what they deserve- justice in the face of terrifying situations. Scott has established a $1,000 scholarship with the purpose of supporting a student. To apply, students should write an essay discussing a personal crisis and what lessons they learned from that experience both in their own personal life and in the larger community. The essay should discuss how resilience can be used to recover from a destructive situation. Eligible applicants should be in either high school or college (undergraduate or graduate program) and must show good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0. The scholarship recipient will have made clear their interest in the power of personal resilience when in crisis. Applications are due by December 31, 2023, and can be found by visiting

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarships

Just complete the application to be considered for these $1000 awards. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2022. For more information, visit

Learning Ally's National Achievement Award

Awards of $2000- $6000. Outstanding students with print and learning disabilities who are willing to share their stories. See for more information. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2023.


Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a film, animation, or a simple testimonial of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life's passion. There are 100 awards that range from $5,000-$25,000 per student winner.  Applications can be found at The deadline to apply is January 3, 2024.
Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship for Taco Bell Employees

The Live Más Scholarship Program is open to students who are employees of Taco Bell. To be considered, you must submit a two-minute video that tells the story of your life's passion. The Foundation will issue 55 awards from $5,000-$10,000. The Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship winners will be announced in April. Previous Live Más winners have the option to renew their scholarships as well. Applications can be found at and are due by January 3, 2024.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Demonstrate at school, the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA. U.S. citizen. Plan to enroll full-time at a four-year college/university in the U.S. The award is for $10,000 a year, for four years, and applications are due January 4, 2024. Details are available at

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

This award provides generous four-year scholarships (up to $35,000 over four years) and comprehensive support services to highly motivated college students with financial needs. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must be a graduating, minority high school senior, be a United States citizen, demonstrate evidence of financial need, academic excellence, leadership potential and a dedication to community service. They also must plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university, and have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college. Among other things, the application requires multiple essays as well as completion of the CSS profile (a specific financial aid application). The application must be submitted by January 10, 2023 and can be found at

Fidelity Scholars Program

This program offers a scholarship for living expenses and education to fill the gap after financial aid. It is open to historically underserved and underrepresented students between 16 and 24 years of age who are permanent residents of specific states, including Massachusetts. Eligible students must have between a 2.5 and 3.5 unweighted GPA or GED, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university in the state of residence and an incoming freshman for the 2024-24 school year. Applications can be found at and are due by January 11, 2024.

Massachusetts Elks Scholarships

The Massachusetts Elks offers grants to students who demonstrate financial need, scholarship aptitude and good citizenship. These awards are renewable, but recipients must reapply each year for consideration. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2024. The MA Elks Scholarship is for students who will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree from a four year institution. This application is due to the local lodge by January 15, 2024. Information about the award and the application is available at

Lyndsey Scott Coding+ Scholarship

The computer science field is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative industries, but there’s a stark lack of diversity when it comes to both people and ideas. This scholarship will support the next generation of multi-faceted computer scientists, with a special focus on coders, by providing financial assistance to diverse students who want to combine computer science with their other passions to pave a unique path towards enriching our world and its technology. LGBTQIA+, Women, and/or BIPOC students who are majoring in computer science and are also pursuing other interests may apply. To apply, you will need to write about your computer science goals, your non-computer science goals, and how you might combine these goals in the future. Applications are due by January 15, 2024. To find the application, visit

Mensa US Scholarship

There are 178 awards of $2,500. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date and submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Completed applications include an essay of not more than 550 words explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals. Applications can be found at and are due by January 15, 2024.

Mass. JCI Senate Scholarship Program

Two awards of $1,000, for graduating seniors who are continuing their education. The State winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $ 1500.00 scholarships. The National JCI Senate will also be awarding scholarships for students planning to attend trade schools. For more information, including the application, follow this link. The deadline to apply is January 19, 2024. 

Breanna Coleman Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship is in memory of of Breanna Coleman, who lost her life in a  car accident in June, just a few months before she was to start nursing school. This scholarship seeks to honor her life by supporting students who share her passion for nursing and helping others.

Any high school senior who will be a first-generation college student pursuing a four-year degree in nursing may apply for this scholarship if they have volunteering and extracurricular involvement. Applicants will need to write about what inspired you to study nursing and how you currently give back to your community, and/or how you will give back in the future. Applications are due by January 24, 2024 and can be found at

St. Anne's Credit Union Scholarship Program

To be eligible, applicants must be graduating seniors who have membership at St. Anne's Credit Union prior to submitting the application. The application can be found at Deadline to apply is January 31st, 2024.


Henry Thoreau Scholarship

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation identifies and supports outstanding young leaders from Massachusetts who are committed to safeguarding the environmental welfare of future generations. We call them Henry David Thoreau Scholars. Each year, the Foundation selects eight to ten top-ranking high school seniors from Massachusetts who demonstrate the potential for environmental leadership and intend to pursue interdisciplinary environmental studies in college.  Each scholar receives a four-year scholarship of up to $25,000. In addition, Thoreau Scholars are eligible for an environmental internship stipend, which usually takes place between junior and senior year. Applications must be received by February 1, 2024. Visit

Community Leaders Scholarship

Eligible applicants are low to medium income (household annual family income of $100,000 or less), demonstrated interest in service to their community with a history of volunteer work or other forms of community involvement, enrolled in or planning to enter a program in criminal justice or law enforcement, and be at least 17 years of age. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents. Applications for this $1,000 award are due by February 6, 2024 and can be found at

Black American Engineering Scholarship

Recipients will receive up to $10,000 per school year, to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or room & board. It is open to students pursuing careers in the classical engineering fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines. The award includes the opportunity to receive mentoring from successful business professionals. Recipients can re-apply for up to 4 years. Successful applicants are Black American, incoming college freshman/current high school senior, or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program, eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding, able to show proven financial need, a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. Students must be enrolling in an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution, pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines. The application can be found at and are due by February 18, 2024.

Harold Rothman Business Scholarship

Sponsored by the Rossen Law Firm, the award supports ambitious individuals who are ready to leave an unforgettable mark on the business world. As a law firm rooted in Florida, we firmly believe in the transformative power of education and its ability to shape the future of the business industry. This $1,000 scholarship has an application deadline of February 29, 2024, $1,000. Applicants will create a video that shows how you plan to rock the business world with your unique education and skills. Videos must be at least two minutes. To be eligible for the Harold Rothman Business Scholarship, applicants must be current high school seniors, vocational students, college students, or graduate students, be legal residents of the United States, residing in any of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, enrolled in a vocational program or a two to four-year post-secondary institution for the upcoming semester following the scholarship deadline, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. Visit for the application.


SouthCoast Community Foundation Scholarships

(Application available on December 18.) The SouthCoast Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarship awards to students throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. Applications close March 1, 2024. For more information and the online scholarship portal, visit

Massachusetts Elks Vocational Scholarship

The MA Elks Vocational Scholarship is for students who are going to school full time in a non-bachelor’s degree/vocational program. The applicant needs to to be attending a vocational/technical school, a junior college, or a community college working on a one- or two-year program of studies that will further his/her education culminating in an associate degree, diploma or certificate is less than a bachelor’s degree. This application is due to the local lodge by March 1, 2024. Information about the award and the application is available at


Domingos Family Scholarship

The Domingos T. Silva Family Scholarship awards scholarships to graduates of “any Secondary (High) School accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., located in New Bedford, Fairhaven, Freetown, Westport, Acushnet or Dartmouth, Massachusetts, or … of students who graduated from a similarly accredited High School located outside said communities, but who are themselves residents of these communities” and who are pursuing a four-year college degree. Applications can be found at and are due by May 1, 2024 to the Tan house office.

Ryan Yebba Memorial Mental Health Scholarship

Any high school junior or senior who is interested in going into a mental health field may apply for this $18,450 scholarship. This award seeks to honor the memory of Ryan Yebba, who lost his life to suicide at the age of 24, by supporting students who are passionate about pursuing a career in mental health treatment. Applicants should be committed to creating a positive social change and progress in our schools. Applications are due by May 10, 2024 and may be found at