The Portuguese National Club offers one or more scholarships for the current academic year. These scholarships are intended for current high school seniors who will continue their education during the academic year following their high school graduation. Since 1978, the Portuguese National Club has donated over $45,000 in scholarships!

Who is eligible?
Applicants must have been accepted to a 4 year program at a college or university. Applicants must be a son or daughter of a full member of the Portuguese National Club. The member must be in good standing for two years prior to the date of the application.

When is the application due?
Applications must be postmarked or received no later than the last day of March and notification will be given by the last day of April.

What are the candidates judged on?
All candidates will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Good academic standing
  • Plans for continuing education
  • Academic promise
  • Good citizenship

The Board of Directors reserves the right on deciding the number of students contemplated and the total amount of dollars each candidate receives.

Are there any other requirements?
The application form must be accompanied by the following:

  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s high school guidance counselor or teacher
  • An official transcript of the student’s high school studies grades 9-12
  • A personal statement concerning post secondary educational plans (100 words)
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • MCAS scores (English/Math)

Where can I get an application?
Applications are available at the club or you can download an application below in one of the following formats:

Where do I send my application and required documents?
All applications and required documents can be mailed to:

Portuguese National Club
21 Railroad Ave
Stoughton, MA. 02072

Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.

Past Recipients

Year Recipients
2017 James Tachara
2016 Brianna Vieira
2015 Christopher Pacheco, Danielle Tarchara
2013 Cameron Ramos
2012 Michael Silveira, Samantha Morais, Taylor Neuharth
2011 Jordan Neuharth, Nicole Pacheco
2010 Chelsea Almeida, Liana Pestana, Nina Pestana, Amanda Ribeiro
2009 Stephanie Cabral, Janssen DaSilva, Christopher Medeiros
2008 Allison Correia, Janessa Correia, Matthew Spinola, Jonathan Vargas, Kevin Almeida, Amanda Tarchara, Ashley Tarchara
2005 Edward Sylvia, Stephanie Milheirao
2004 Melissa Ramos, Christopher Correia, Annette Abreu, Daniel Almeida
2003 Shelly M. Sylvia, Nina G. Ramos
2002 Alan Abreu, Kevin Pereira, Jessica Ribeiro, Daniel Gomes
2001 Kevin Ramos, Jesse Spinola, Jenny Goncalves, Peter De Olim
2000 Stacey Dovale, Lisa Garcia
1999 Gorete Barros, Christopher Hunt, Jeff Barbosa
1998 Cindy Ribeiro, Joshua Correia
1997 Ricardo Alves, Nancy Pereira, Bruno Furtado
1996 Laura Spinola, Carlos Barbosa, Jr.
1995 Elizabeth Ribeiro, Lisa Soares
1994 Paula Soares
1993 Lassalete Camara
1992 Judy Almeida
1991 Ana Capela
1990 John Nunes
1989 Ana Silva
1988 Jennifer Medeiros
1987 Nancy Soares
1986 Michele Rodrigues
1985 Paula Almeida
1984 Kimberly Costa
1983 Agostinho Campanario, Jr.
1982 John Whittington
1981 Avelina Nunes
1980 Dionisia Costa
1979 Brenda Lessa
1978 Manuel Rose