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Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund

Advancing Portuguese-American Students

Annual Fundraising and Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Sunday, January 29, 2023


Faialense Sport Club

1121 Cambridge Street in Cambridge

1:00 to 5:00 PM 


$65 Per Person | $30 Child Under 12

Meet Dr. Leitão

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipients!


Julia Mateus

Ludlow High School 

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Stephanie De Carvalho

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine


Marisa Da Costa

UMass Amherst


Mariana Do Carmo

Yale School of Medicine

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Sophia Costa


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Ana Luisa Silva, MD

Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas Abel Salazar da Universidade Medicina do Porto

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

Dr. Edward Leitão
Scholarship Applications
Scholarship Applications

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.




Consider Donating!
Join Us For This Great Cause

All donations to the Fund are tax-deductible

Official Sponsors



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Anthony Kales, MD
and Joyce Kales, MD

Mr. Luis M. Pedroso
Stefanos Kales, md
and mrs. Ana Kales

Helena Santos-Martins, mD
and Mr. Paulo Martins

Amigos da Terça
Cambridge Printing



mrs. Laura Tatosky Leitão



Village Bar And Grill in Everett
Rocoos Restaurant in Wilminghton
DRM Solitions General Contractor

Maurice Greenbaum, MD and Pearl Greenbaum


Ana Gomes

Portuguese Cooking Book

Donor Artists 

Feel Portugal In the USA



WJFD 97.3 FM

fiscal agent


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MAPS Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

Special Thanks to
 Faialense Sport Club

Faialense Sport Club
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