Scholarships in the USA for Portuguese-Americans

Although the foundation does not award scholarships to individuals, we added this page in response to many of our visitors' requests. We hope it will help you find the scholarships you are looking for. This page is being updated regularly as new scholarships and more information becomes available, so please come back often.

Luso-American Foundation awards $10,000 to the Summer Program in Portuguese

Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Frank F. Sousa, Director

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
T. 508 999 8255
F. 508 999 9272


California Student Aid commission

Phone: 1-888-CA-GRANT

Fax: (916) 526-8004

Deadline to apply: March 2

Free college education for students who have a B average and family income below (for example) $72,300 for a family of 4 - partial scholarships for income above this level.

Cabrillo Civic Club

Att; State Scholarship Chairperson Aracy M.da Cruz Cabrillo Civic Club #11 San Francisco, CA 94122

Phone: 415-661-2788

Fax 415-586-6214

Luso-American Education Foundation

Att; Milu Sena

7080 Donlon Drive/P. O. Box 2968

Dublin, CA 94568

Phone 925-828-3883

Fax 925-828-4554

Portuguese Education Foundation of Central California

Att: Chair of Scholarships Committee

P. O. Box 2839

Turlock, CA 95381


Santo Antao Society

(Scholarships only for students pursuing careers in animal health and science)

Att; John Dores

Stevinson, California



Every year, many scholarships for students in California - Cal Grants - are not given out because qualified students do not apply. The deadline is coming soon to apply for next year - please pass this info to families who may be having children finishing high school this year.
Two stories about financial aid for university study in California
1. Cal Grants are available -Deadline is March 2
2. Scholarship scammers prey on students in need
Elmano Costa
Every year many Portuguese-American students do not go to college for fear of how much it will cost. Yet every year, lots of State scholarship money is not awarded. One problem is that many students wait too long to apply and it is after the deadline. It is now time for high school seniors to begin researching and gathering information for their applications for scholarships. Pass this information to anyone you know who may need a reminder to apply for financial aid.
Elmano Costa
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