PALCUS National Scholarship

PALCUS National Scholarship Program



Eligibility Requirements:

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


Application Requirements

The applicant must submit the following by the application deadline:

  • the PALCUS Scholarship Application Form;
  • an official college academic transcript (with official seal or registrar's signature; not a screenshot) from all colleges previously attended;
  • a one page typewritten (double-spaced 12 pt. font) essay addressing the questions:

What impact has your Portuguese ancestry had upon your own personal development?

What role do you anticipate that your Portuguese ancestry will play in your future?

Discuss any specific career goals for the future or any community involvement that might be pertinent to the question.

What additional information would you like the Scholarship Committee to consider in evaluating your application?

  • one Instructor’s Recommendation  submitted to PALCUS electronically in PDF format  on the attached form by a teacher or professor in an academic setting.


Apply at Deadline Aug 31st, 2020.