Scholarship Application

Student Completing Application

Portuguese Americans For Higher Education donates a scholarship to worthy and qualifying students.

We are now accepting applications. Be sure to submit your application by March 15, 2020.

Please mail completed applications to:

c/o Luso American Credit Union
37 Tremont Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Or email your completed application to

In addition to submitting a completed application form, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Portuguese descent
  2. Resident of Peabody, Salem, Danvers, Lynn or Beverly
  3. Accepted by an institution of higher learning

Students will be asked to submit the following:

  1. High school or college transcript
  2. Two letters of recommendation (high school only)
  3. An essay on a topic provided within the application
  4. Proof of Portuguese descent, such as a passport or birth certificate
  5. Copy of the FASFA application

Students already enrolled in college will be asked to submit an official college transcript in addition to the application. They will not need to submit letters of recommendation.

Although academic achievement is an important criterion, selection will be primarily based on financial need. The Selection Committee will also take into account the applicant’s ties and contributions to the community.

If necessary, the Selection Committee may conduct personal interviews with scholarship finalists and reserves the right to divide awards between two or more candidates.