The “Festival da Cultura Portuguesa” Scholarship Program was established with the purpose of supporting Portuguese- American students in the pursuit of their higher education goals. The merit-based scholarships are awarded to students of Portuguese ancestry who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their academic careers and who show a commitment to completing an approved plan of study.
Scholarship amounts are solely dependent on the sponsorship of the Festival. Should you have a child, or know of a child qualified to participate in the FDCP Scholarship Program, we suggest you promote this event to receive the greatest amount available to them. Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship or a permanent legal U.S. resident (proof of I551 card with no restrictions required); Resident of the Tri-State Area (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut) of 6 months or longer. Proof of residency is required; Portuguese ancestry of an aggregate of least 25%, i.e. total Portuguese ancestry of the applicant; Full-time student attending an Associates or Baccalaureate degree program (2 or 4-year program) at an accredited college or university in the United States beginning the Fall of 2023 (Class of 2023, High School Seniors); Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0.