Azorean Maritime Heritage Society to host scholarship fundraiser


Raising money for scholarships for local high school students at the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society’s annual Winter Scholarship Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Century House, 107 S. Main St., Acushnet.

Last year, the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society awarded $6,500 in college scholarships to six Greater New Bedford area students. The annual fundraising dinner is a fun way to support these scholarships, meet new people, and enjoy a night out with friends.

Tickets cost $40 per adult and $20 per child 10 and under. There will also be a raffle for great prizes donated by local businesses. To purchase tickets, visit, or pick up tickets at Luzo Auto Center (19 County St., New Bedford). Pre-purchased tickets are required. For questions, contact Barbara Traban at (508) 971-4627.

The Society promotes Azorean culture and shared maritime heritage by raising awareness and pride within New England’s Portuguese-American community. The Society will be hosting the 11th International Regatta in New Bedford in 2021. The community is invited to come out for a free row or sail on these magnificent boats in Clarks Cove during the summer boating season. More information can be found on the Society’s website at