PALCUS National Scholarship Program

🏆 Available:
💰 $1,000
⏳ 07/31

Last year this scholarship received 28 applicant(s). $5,000 was awarded to 5 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

The PALCUS Scholarship Program was established with the purpose of supporting Portuguese-American students in the pursuit of their higher education goals.  The merit-based scholarships are awarded to students of Portuguese ancestry who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their academic careers and who show a commitment to completing an approved plan of study.

Since 2012, thirty-seven Portuguese-American graduate and undergraduate students from across the country have received PALCUS scholarships. The $1,000 scholarship awards are presented at the Annual Leadership Awards Gala.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • PALCUS membership: Young Portuguese-American at $25 per year      

  • U.S. citizenship or a permanent legal U.S. resident (proof of I551 card with no restrictions required),

  • Portuguese ancestry of an aggregate of least 25%, i.e. total Portuguese ancestry of the applicant;

  • Full-time student attending a baccalaureate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university in the United States (high school seniors / entering freshmen are not eligible);

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required

How To Apply

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Donor: Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States

PALCUS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia that advocates for and promotes the advancement of the Portuguese-American community economically, professionally, culturally and politically in the United States. For 26 years, it has served as the community’s national voice and has supported the interests of Portuguese-Americans locally, nationally and internationally.