Scholarship Application


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

Application due on March 15th, 2019


Download the application!

Mail completed application to:

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


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

Application Materials

High school students will be asked to submit the following:

  1. High school transcript
  2. Two letters of recommendation from school staff
  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 Financial Aid Form and your parent’s US 1040 tax return

Students already enrolled in college will be asked to submit an official college transcript in addition to the application.


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.