PHCS Scholarship Program

The 2018 HIGH SCHOOL scholarship program consists of  several awards:

Edward Dutra $2,925

Deolinda Dutra $2,925

PHCS Lionel R. Holmes $1,000

John Mendonsa $1,000

PHCS $500

Joseph Souza Memorial $500

American Portuguese Club $500


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

Applications are available here PHCS Scholarship Application 2018 or here PHCS Scholarship Application 2018 and from school counselors.

Contact:  Jeremiah Duarte Bills,

PHCS, P. O. Box 161990, Sacramento, CA 95816.  (916) 392-1048

For the 2017 PHCS scholarship competition, 22 applications were received from graduating high school seniors in northern California schools.  The winners and their awards are as follows:

Abigail Miller, McKinleyville High School, McKinleyville, CA
–          $2525 Edward Dutra award
Ashton Rodenburg, Escalon High School, Escalon, CA
–          $2525 Deolinda Dutra award
Gabriel Perry, Gridley High School, Gridley, CA
–          $1000 PHCS Lionel Holmes award
Ryan Sloane, Arcata High School, Arcata, CA
–          $1000 John Mendonsa award
Joseph Brazil, Ukiah Independent Study Academy, Ukiah, CA
–          $500 Eleanor Holmes award
Zachary Osterday, Shasta High School, Redding, CA
–          $500 Maria Dutra Gambrel award
Hailey Miguel, Bella Vista High School, Fair Oaks, CA
–          $500 American Portuguese Club award
Isabella Santos, Carondelet High School, Concord, CA
–          $500 PHCS award




  1. Debra Camaccho

    Need a copy of the Portuguese Historical Society application please. I have sent out several emails requesting an application. Thank you


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