The Pedro DeBrito Scholarship Foundation 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION: This Scholarship Book award was  established as a memorial in honor of Pedro DeBrito, a brother, a friend, and most of  all a person who loved to spread goodwill. All Awards are contingent upon actual  acceptance and enrollment in a College, University, or other Institute of Higher  Learning. Actual amount of Award will be issued directly to the winning applicant(s),  to be applied toward actual education costs, by the responsible student with a  verification of matriculation or registration of classes. This particular scholarship is  for $1500.00 and will be awarded to an applicant of Cape Verdean Descent. 

The applicant must be a graduating high school senior attending College, University, or other Institution of Higher Learning as of fall 2021. Each applicant must have  attained a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0. The Applicant  must be of Cape Verdean descent. 

This application form must be completed, typed and returned postmarked to the  Scholarship Committee with all other accompanying documentation  (recommendations/official transcript) by June 30, 2021. A decision will be made by  July 30, 2021. A virtual awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for August 2021 and awardees will be notified. 

In addition to the application form, each applicant must write an essay, 500 words or  less, double spaced, 12 font Times Roman format. The Essay should be typed and on a  separate sheet of paper. The subject of the Essay is: 

Pedro DeBrito embodied a commitment to faith, family, and community.  Describe your Cape Verdean heritage and legacy and how you plan to utilize your  future career and life plan/aspirations to enhance the Cape Verdean community.  

Page No. 5 should be given to the applicant’s High School guidance counselor so that  he/she may send an official transcript of the Student’s Record to the ADDRESS LISTED  BELOW. The transcript may also be provided to the student in a sealed envelope to be mailed in with complete packet. 


Pedro DeBrito Foundation 

Attn: Scholarship Committee 

79 Edgewood Way

New Haven, CT 06515

The Pedro DeBrito Scholarship Foundation