To promote the Portuguese language and culture by offering student scholarships for continued education.
The portuguese education foundation of central california is a non-profit organization established to encourage students to study, understand, and communicate the values of the Portuguese language and culture.
Eduina Azevedo, President
Dr. Alisha Pratt, Vice-President
Luis DeOliveira, Treasurer
Clarissa Azevedo, Secretary (English)
Dr. Elmano Costa, Secretary (Portuguese)
Board of Directors
Maria Hortencia Silveira
What We've Achieved
Founded 1991 * Incorporated 1992
More than 850 scholarships awarded since 1992
$355,000+ funds for scholarships since 1992
Free annual community events to promote language, literature, music & culture
Annual Recognition of Student of the Year, Educator of the Year, Business of the Year, and a Citizen of the Year.
Eight Students of the Year recognized for earning Doctoral degrees
Annual Fado and Wine Tasting fundraiser
Annual Day of Portugal Gold Tournament fundraiser
Organized visits from Portuguese dignitaries including the Prime Minister of Portugal
Supported the establishment of the Center for Portuguese Studies at Stanislaus State University in Turlock, CA, by funding a part-time Portuguese instructor who is now full-time