Frequently Asked Questions about the PFSA Scholarship Foundation
Questions about PFSA?
The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2010 with the commitment to further the education of all our youth members by providing financial assistance.
The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America Scholarship Foundation was organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3) or the corresponding provision of any future United States internal revenue law. Despite any other provision in these articles, the corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any power that do not further the purposes of this corporation, and the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted by (a) a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or the corresponding provision of any future United States internal revenue law, or (b) a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 170 (c)(2) or the corresponding provision of any future United States internal revenue law.
- Applications are available on the PFSA website in November of each year. Members can also contact the PFSA Home Office.
- A letter is mailed to all PFSA members turning 17 and 18 years old in the year of application.
- Applicants must review the list of requirements to verify eligibility.
- Applications and all required documents must be received in the PFSA Home Office by March 1st
Applications e-mailed or faxed to the PFSA Home Office will not be accepted.
The Foundation only accepts applications and supporting documents mailed via USPS or other mail courier.
The Foundation Directors will evaluate each application carefully looking for students who not only excel academically but are also actively involved in their school and in their community.
As a Fraternal organization, PFSA members are encouraged to give back to the community thru volunteer work.
No, the PFSA Foundation Scholarship is achievement-based.
All applicants will receive a notification letter from the PFSA Scholarship Foundation.
The recipient must submit to the PFSA Home Office a certified proof of enrollment issued by the office of the university, college or school of attendance verifying enrollment status.
The scholarship funds will be distributed directly to the university, college or school of attendance.
Funds can be used for tuition or they may also use their funds for other campus expenses.