PHCS Scholarship Program

The 2021 HIGH SCHOOL scholarship program consists of  several awards:

Edward Dutra

Deolinda Dutra

PHCS Lionel Rocha Holmes

Joseph Souza Memorial

American Portuguese Club, Bob and Betty Dias Memorial


Requirements: Applicants must be a high school senior; be of Portuguese descent; achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better. The application should include an official grade transcript; at least one letter of recommendation (principal, counselor, teacher, employer, etc.); an essay regarding the applicant’s Portuguese community involvement and the impact of the applicant’s Portuguese heritage and culture on their life (300 words minimum).

Applications are available here PHCS Scholarship Application or here PHCS Scholarship Application and from school counselors.

Contact: Marilia Wiget,

PHCS, P. O. Box 161990, Sacramento, CA 95816.  (916) 391-7356.

Please note: Winners will receive scholarship check upon submitting proof of college enrollment.

Acceptable enrollment documents: certificate of enrollment, unofficial transcripts or receipt of paid enrollment. 

For the 2021 PHCS scholarship competition, applications were received from graduating high school seniors in northern California schools.  The winners and their awards are as follows:

Ethan Fontes, Tracy High School
–          $3280 Edward Dutra award
Madisen Coelho, Arcata High School
–          $3280 Deolinda Dutra award
Laynee Haywood, Maxwell High School
–          $1000 PHCS Lionel Holmes award
Amanda Carvalho, Benicia High School
–          $500 Joseph Souza Memorial award
Emilio Anaya, Franklin High School
–          $500 American Portuguese Club, Bob and Betty Dias award


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