The Prince Henry Society, Fall River Chapter, is proud of its scholarship program which has assisted hundreds of academically talented Portuguese-American students from the Greater Fall River communities including Tiverton, Westport, Somerset, Swansea, and Seekonk in the pursuit of university and college educations.


Applicants are evaluated by the Scholarship Committee on a number of categories including scholastic achievement, participation in student and community activities, and an essay describing the manner in which their Portuguese heritage has influenced their lives.


More than $400,000 in scholarships have provided to scholars who are now serving their communities in business leadership positions. In doing so, they reflect great credit upon themselves and the Portuguese heritage.


Applications for 2024 will be available from high school guidance counselors in the spring.


Apply online right here — >     ONLINE APPLICATION


A copy of the completed application must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2024 to
Also able to download an application  – Click here
Eligible students for scholarships from the Fall River Chapter must be graduates from the following schools:


  • Atlantis Charter School
  • Bishop Connolly H.S.
  • B.M.C. Durfee H.S.
  • Diman Regional Vocational Technical H.S.
  • Joseph Case H.S.
  • Seekonk H.S.
  • Somerset Berkley Regional H.S.
  • Tiverton H.S.
  • Westport H.S.
  • Argosy Collegiate Charter School

(Contact the New Bedford and Taunton chapters for more information if you live or attend schools in those areas.)


News About PHS Scholarship Recipients


If you are a scholarship recipient, send us an update on what you are doing. We love to share success stories. Use the Contact Us form, send an email, or share info on our Facebook page


For a minimum donation of $1,000, you can create scholarship in memory of a loved one to recognize your family. Contact us for more information.
You can help the Society continue its good work. Go to Donate page or click here to make a contribution to the cause.