ScholarshipsNow Accepting Applications for 2019
For the third consecutive year, the NPRDP will award 100 scholarships valued at $2,000 each, for a total $200,000, to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities. Applicants must be high school seniors or full-time college/university students in their freshman through junior years in college.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be of Puerto Rican descent;
- Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better, or equivalent high school grade;
- Be a high school senior or freshman through junior in college, ages of 17 through 25;
- Be enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college/university, for college students;
- Have a track record of doing volunteer work or community service;
- Participate in an interview with a member(s) of the scholarship selection committee.
Scholarship winners from prior years are eligible to re-apply, given that they comply with all other eligibility criteria. Candidates must electronically submit completed application and academic transcripts by Friday, February 22, 2019. Materials received after this date will result in disqualification.
Transcripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
National Puerto Rican Day Parade
P.O Box 975, New York, NY 10272 by Friday, February 22, 2019.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s theme Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces (One Nation, Many Voices) celebrates the creativity and diversity of thought in Puerto Rico and across the diaspora.
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The amount of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship is two thousand dollars ($2,000.00.)
The 2019 scholarship will be distributed the last week of August.
You will know if you were awarded a scholarship during the week of May 14, 2019.
Deadline to submit the scholarship application is February 22, 2019.
Yes, we are excited to offer a National Scholarship. This means that anyone in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the USVI may apply.
In order to apply for the scholarship you must be of Puerto Rican descent.
Yes, there are other alternatives to the in person interview. Applicants living within the tri-state area of New York will have in person interview. Applicants living outside of the tri-state area will be granted an interview via Skype or Facetime.
We have several events for the scholarship recipient to attend. These events include the Education Leadership Award Ceremony, The Scholar Enrichment Day, The Puerto Rican Cultural Symposium, and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. The parade will be held on June 9, 2018. The dates for the other events will be advised as soon as they are determined.
No, you will not be disqualified if you live outside of the NY Tri-State area. The events are mandatory to any scholarship recipient who lives in the NY Tri-State Area. The scholarship recipients who live within the NY Tri-State area must attend at least three (3) events.
Absolutely. All recipients of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade scholarship are welcome to march in the parade on June 9, 2019. Attending the parade is mandatory to scholarship recipients who live within the NY Tri-State area.