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the scholarship application process is being delayed
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About the Scholarship Fund
The fund is intended to provide scholarships for Portuguese-American students pursuing careers in the health field.
Colleagues and friends of the late Dr. Leitão established the Fund in his honor in 2015 with the objective of holding an annual fundraising luncheon to celebrate his legacy and present scholarships to future physicians and other health professionals in New England.
About Dr. Edward Leitão
Dr. Edward O. Leitão passed away in Boston on February 4, 2015, after a courageous fight with bladder cancer. Ed was a dear friend and colleague who served Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) for several decades as a well-respected internist and medical director
Merit-based scholarships are available to Portuguese-American applicants who live and/or study in New England. The eligibility criteria and application requirements are listed in the four categories below. Applications are usually accepted from early October to early December.
Join Us For This Great Cause
All donations to the Fund are tax-deductible