Congratulations to our 2021 PHC Scholarship Recipients: The 2021 PHC Scholarship Committee has judged and scored the 15 applications received. The PHC is pleased to award well-deserved scholarships to these outstanding students and we couldn’t be more thrilled to celebrate their accomplishments. We applaud their efforts toward high achievement, and look forward to their continued success in college.

The $2,500 Captain John Gomes Rebelo Memorial Scholarships:

SEBASTIAN SILVA is the grandson of Eugenia Silva. Sebastian will graduate from Granite Hills High School in June and attend the University of San Diego in the Fall. Congratulations Sebastian!

LAUREN WAHL is the granddaughter of Irene Serpa-Stratis. Lauren will graduate from Cathedral Catholic High School in June and attend Texas Christian University in the Fall. Congratulations Lauren!

The $1,000 Dolores Balelo-Madruga Special Needs Scholarship:

JUSTIN VALADÃO ($750) is the son of Donald and Dinisa Valadão. Congratulations Justin!

ELIZABETH “LIZZY” SIMAS ($250) is the daughter of Teri Simas and the late Ron Simas. Congratulations Lizzy!

Portuguese Historical Center (PHC) Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded each year to applicants who meet the criteria and guidelines. The Scholarships are supported from funds received through Memorial donations/gifts.

  • Applications are available in January, and must be postmarked no later than April 15th.
  • Questions?  Contact the PHC:  phcsandiego@sbcglobal, or (619) 223-8893.