Paulo J. Cordeiro Memorial Scholarship (PCU)

🏆 Available:
💰 $1,500
⏳ 03/01

Scholarship Description

The Luso-American Education Foundation has administered and awarded scholarships and grants to eligible students since its inception in 1963. LAEF has granted over $1,700,000 in scholarships and grants throughout the years and continues to serve its community through its scholarship and grant program.

Paulo J. Cordeiro Memorial Scholarship awards a one-time non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $1,500.


1. Applicant must be enrolled to begin classes at a community college, trade school, or four-year College/University.

2. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

3. Applicant must be involved in a Fraternal Lodge and a resident of one of our East Coast States (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island).

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
  • Photograph required
  • Society member and policy holder in good standing for a minimum of 3 years

How To Apply

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Donor: Luso-American Education Foundation

Luso-American Financial is the leading Portuguese fraternal benefit life insurance society in the United States and is the successor of the Benevolent Society of California which was founded in 1868 in San Francisco and of the União Portuguesa Continental founded in 1917 in Oakland.