The National Puerto Rican Day Parade is Now Accepting Applications for its 2022 National Scholarship Program
For the sixth consecutive year, the NPRDP (the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) will award 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 their communities. Applicants must be high school seniors or full-time college/university students in their freshman through junior years in college.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Scholarship winners from prior years are eligible to re-apply, given they comply with all other eligibility criteria.
The scholarship application is available for completion at www.nprdpinc.org.
Candidates must electronically submit their completed applications and upload essays, academic transcripts and other requirements by Saturday, March 26, 2022. Materials received after this date will result in disqualification.
NPRDP Scholarship application packages must include: a completed application form; an essay; 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 head shot 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, length of the relationship with the candidate, and any specific contributions the applicant has made to the community.
For more information about other NPRDP programs and updates on the upcoming annual parade on Sunday, June 12, 2022, please visit www.nprdpinc.org.