FOR THE NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Every year, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade awards 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
Due in great part because of the generosity of many companies, organizations and individuals who invest in parade activities and make direct donations to the organization, The NPRDP has awarded over $1.2M in scholarships to deserving Puerto Rican Students committed to pursuing higher education. To donate and support NPRDP’s initiatives including our scholarship program, click here.
To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be of Puerto Rican descent.
Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better, or an 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 while they still fit the above criteria.
How to Apply:
You can begin your application by clicking here or at the button at the bottom of the page. Candidates must electronically submit the completed application and academic transcripts by Sunday, April 9th, 2023. Transcripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials received after Sunday, April 9th, 2023 will result in disqualification.
NPRDP Scholarship application packages must include:
A completed application form;
A written biography;
Two letters of recommendation, of which one letter of recommendation must be from the site where the student performs his/her volunteer work;
Official academic transcripts and a headshot photo.
Letters of recommendation should be requested from teachers, professors, counselors, mentors, clergy, community leaders, etc. Letters should speak to the applicant’s community service, the length of the relationship with the candidate, and any specific contributions the applicant has made to the community.
If you have questions about the scholarship program, please email email@example.com.
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