The Prince Henry Society of New Bedford has an enviable record when it comes to awarding scholarship money to area students.

Over the past 40 years, the civic organization has awarded nearly a million dollars in scholarships to students on the SouthCoast. But the good work doesn't stop there. The Prince Henry Society is also involved in many community projects, including the donation of 200 Christmas baskets to needy families in 2019.

Education, however, is the group's top priority. Students interested in applying for a scholarship should check with their school guidance office or call Robert Gaspar at (508) 998-2012.

Robert Gaspar, Jim Phillips and Marc Santos / Contributed photo
Robert Gaspar, Jim Phillips and Marc Santos / Contributed photo

Marc Santos, President of the Prince Henry Society and Robert Gaspar, chairman of the Scholarship Committee spoke with Jim Phillips this week about the scholarship program. Their appearance can be heard here:

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on 1420 WBSM. Interview segments can also be heard at, on the WBSM app, and on WBSM TV on YouTube.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at

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