The United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc. (UPSES) Kenny Alameda Scholarship is a special scholarship available to all high school students of Portuguese descent graduating from a San Diego Catholic High School or Point Loma High School looking to pursue a college education. One (1) selected qualified candidate will be awarded $1,500.00. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

-Applicant must be of Portuguese descent and reside in San Diego County

-Applicant must attend a Catholic San Diego High School (Saint Augustine High School, Academy of Our Lady of Peace, Cathedral Catholic High School, Mater Dei High School) or Point Loma High School and in the graduating class of the current year

-Applicant must submit essay detailing why they are deserving of this award

-Applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendation

-Applicant must have 30 hours of community service within their community

-Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

-Applicant must be accepted to a four year institute but may attend college a two year college

If you are interested and would like more information please download the application below. Deadline to submit your application is May 15, 2019

For questions please contact Annette Balelo, Scholarship Chair, at (619) 886-1125 or by email at

Kenny Alameda scholarship