Scholarships2018 Application Period is Closed
Thank you to all the students who participated in this year’s application process! 2018 scholarship application period is now closed, until next year!
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The amount of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship is two thousand dollars ($2,000.00.)
The 2018 scholarship will be distributed the last week of August.
You will know if you were awarded a scholarship by the end of the first week of May 2018.
Due to challenges with transcripts for applicants in Puerto Rico, the deadline to submit the scholarship application package has been extended to Friday, April 6, 2018.
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 10, 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 10, 2018. Attending the parade is mandatory to scholarship recipients who live within the NY Tri-State area.
The Rising Star Challenge is the second round of the scholarship program, where students awarded a scholarship are eligible to compete for an additional $1,000 scholarship and the title of Princess or Prince of the Parade. Scholarship winners are invited to attend an enrichment day, where 14 participants for the Rising Star Challenge are selected through an interview process. Macy’s will also provide the attire for that day.