Our Mission

The Fall River Scholarship Foundation provides financial resources for students from Fall River, Massachusetts, to attend a college of their choice. Scholarships are available to all deserving students in any of their four years of higher education. Scholarships are awarded based on need, academic standing, and the student’s ability to express career objectives in an essay.

Our Funding

Our resources come from our community. Donations of all sizes from generous individuals provide an important part of our funding.

The yearly Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair brings together more than 200 artisans and crafters from throughout New England and several thousand visitors each year. Booth fees, sales of refreshments, and donations directly support our scholarships.

Every year the Foundation publishes a historical calendar that showcases the rich history of Fall River as it existed nearly one hundred years ago. The sale of these calendars in stores throughout the city adds to our revenues.


Fall River Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 1721
Fall River, MA 02722

Officers and Directors

The Foundation is composed of distinguished individuals from businesses and professional communities in Fall River. Most of these dedicated volunteers have served on scholarship committees in the past.

James Rogers, President
Paul Banville, Treasurer
Gerry Lord, Secretary

Pamela Hanify Biszko
Aimee Bronhard
Matthew Kuss
Matthew Moran
Bel Sa
Atty. John Saulino
Dr. Philip T. Silvia
Diane Soares

The Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue service as a 501(c)(3) organization.