Luso-American Education Foundation

The Luso-American Education Foundation was organized by a group of citizens of Portuguese

origin in 1963. The Foundation's goals are to foster, sponsor and perpetuate the Portuguese language

and culture in the United States. The Foundation provides scholarships and educational grants in various categories and sponsors student exchange programs, annual education conferences, summer youth educational camps and Portuguese Day activities.

Headquartered in Dublin, California with a branch in Lexington, Massachusetts, Luso-American Education Foundation (LAEF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are a branch of Luso-American Financial (founded in 1868) and proudly serve the community at large.




  • To lead initiatives for the advancement of the Portuguese culture and language.

  • To support qualified students in accessing higher education.

  • To foster life-long learning programs.

 45th Annual

Luso-American Education Foundation Conference

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Saturday, October 2, 2021

The Portuguese Diaspora in North America: Heritage, Identities and Outlooks

A Diáspora Portuguesa na América do Norte: Patrimónios, Identidades, Perspetivas

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