ScholarshipsDOWNLOAD 2018 APPLICATION HERE
High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors can download an application to apply for a chance to win one of the 100 scholarships, valued at $2,000 each.
To be considered, 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
NPRDP seeks to award these scholarship to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities, so we recommend candidate essays and interviews highlight the great work they are doing and ways they keep their culture alive.
APPLICATION PACKAGES ARE DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018
Click below to download.
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.
Stay Connected With Your Community. Share our pages, pictures from the parade & events, Tweet Us out using #PRParade. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST & you will be entered for a chance to WIN 2 VIP TICKETS to the Grand Viewing Stands where you will have prime viewing of the Parade, sit across from the live music stage, and the TV Programming booth (smile… you may appear on camera).
Two thousand dollars.
By August 31, 2017.
By the first week of May 2017.
February 20, 2017.
Yes, this is a national scholarship.
Yes, at least one parent must be of Puerto Rican descent.
Interviews should be in person unless you live outside of the New York Tri-State area. For applicants that do, the NPRDP Education Committee can schedule an interview via Skype or FaceTime.
There are several events for the scholarship recipients to attend, including the Educational Leadership Awards, the Scholar Enrichment Day (date TBD), the Puerto Rican Cultural Symposium, the Rising Star Challenge at Macy’s, the NY Yankees Field Day (for the Rising Star Winners) and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.
It is only mandatory for the students who live in the NY Tri-State area attend. You must attend at least Three of the events.
Please note that if you are not selected to compete in the Rising Star Challenge you can only attend the Education Leadership Awards, Enrichment Day, Puerto Rican Cultural Symposium and the Parade.
Yes, all recipients of the NPRDP scholarship are welcome to march in the parade. If you are one of the winners of the Rising Star Challenge it is mandatory that you march in the parade. This is only mandatory if you live in the tristate 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.
We are currently accepting applications for 2017.