The Sons of Portugal Scholarship was established in 1965 with the primary objective of recognizing and rewarding academic excellence among students of Portuguese descent. Scholarship awards ranging from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 are given to High School Seniors and College students seeking a bachelors degree in an approved undergraduate program of study.

Scholarship Awards
Navigator Award
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This award, established in honor of our 50th anniversary, is presented to an individual who is a positive inspiration and consistently demonstrates an exceptional loyalty to the Portuguese community.  They give of themselves selflessly to others and exemplify perseverance and leadership in their everyday lives.  This person’s long-term commitment of outstanding service influences others to pursue knowledge, discipline and generosity.

High School

1st place -  $3,000.00

2nd place - $2,500.00

3rd place -  $2,000.00

4th place -  $1,500.00

5th place -  $1,000.00


1st place -  $3,000.00

2nd place - $2,500.00

3rd place -  $2,000.00

4th place -  $1,500.00

5th place -  $1,000.00

Ventura-Santana Scholarship

Applications may be obtained at the Guidance Department Offices or Career Centers at all area high schools and trade schools in the greater Danbury area, printing them from below or can be found on our Facebook page. Please note that the application deadline has been extended until May 2nd, 2020.

Send all completed applications and supplemental materials:

S.O.P. Scholarship

P.O. Box 3588

Danbury, CT 06813-3588

Important Updates:

1) High School Transcripts can be sent digitally from a guidance counselor to our email.

2)Activity verification for ALL can be submitted via email directly from supervisor with a professional email.

2020 College Application

2020 High School Application

Not aware if scholarships are being accepted for 2020.

We have the great pleasure of offering Undergraduate and Graduate college students an opportunity to participate in the Ventura-Santana Award.  This award is funded by the family to a student(s) who fully completes the attached requirements. 


Requirements are different than that of the SOP Scholarship - please submit the correct application

2019 Ventura-Santana Application

Scholarship Awards Dinner

June 5, 2020

7:00 PM



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Purchase Tickets:

1) Online (to the right)

    (Incurs a service fee)

2) Emailing

3) Calling anyone of our members

Premier 2019 Sponsorships

Union Saving Bank

Augusto DaSilva Enterprises, LLC

A. Silverio Asphalt Paving, Inc

Two Steps Cooking Class

You can assist these talented young men and women currently studying by financially supporting our local scholarships. Please donate to ensure educational opportunities for future Portuguese Americans from the greater Danbury Area. With your financial help we can ensure these students are able to receive outstanding educational opportunities.

2017 Winners

2017 Winners

2017 Navigator Winner

2017 Navigator Winner

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