ScholarshipsDOWNLOAD 2017 APPLICATION HERE
In our ongoing commitment to promote the pursuit of higher education to advance our community, the NPRDP will award one hundred (100), $2,000 scholarships to exceptional high school seniors and college/university students students who are of Puerto Rican descent and giving back to their communities. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge, where the NPRDP will select the 2017 Princess, Prince, Duke and Duchess of the Parade.
**APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED** to Friday, March 31, 2017.
Letters of recommendations and sealed transcripts must be submitted by April 7th, 2017 to be considered.
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.