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 scholarships 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.
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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, 2019. 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.