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Valerie Rose Logan Nursing Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors of Portuguese descent in Sacramento or contiguous counties in California who are preparing for a nursing or related career.

Amount Awarded: $500

Number Awarded: 1 each year.

Duration: 1 year.

Deadline: April of each year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be of Portuguese descent (must be within 5 generations), be high school seniors, have at least a 3.0 GPA, be intending to study nursing or another medically-related field in college, and reside or attend school in the following 6 counties that make up the metropolitan Sacramento, California area: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo. To apply, students must submit a 300-word essay demonstrating knowledge of their Portuguese heritage, and a letter of recommendation from a principal, counselor, teacher, pastor, employer, club leader, etc. Selection is based on GPA, extracurricular activities and/or work, Portuguese community involvement, leadership, and the essay.

Contact Information:
Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society
PO Box 161990
Sacramento, CA 95816
916/392-1048
PortuCal1@juno.com