UPRAA is pleased to announce the winners of the UPRAA Scholarship, Ford Fund STEM Scholarship and SolPad Electrical Engineering Scholarship for 2019.
We received many applications for UPRAA’s 2019 scholarship awards, and the quality of the submissions was outstanding. The personal essays and the letters of recommendation we received were truly inspiring.
A scholarship committee comprising members of UPRAA’s Board of Directors carefully reviewed each application and in-depth interviews were conducted with finalists. The 27 scholarship awards total $54,000.
“We ran this cycle in record time and awarded 27 students $2000 each in scholarships,” said Alida Rodriguez, Vice-President and Membership Committee Chair of UPRAA. “It is very hard work but equally rewarding when giving the good news to the students.”
Thanks to the generosity of the Ford Fund, UPRAA awarded 20 STEM scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). SolPad generously funded scholarships for 3 students pursuing studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico’s – Mayaguez Campus.
After much deliberation, it is our pleasure to share the full UPRAA Scholarship Class of 2019 with you:
UPRAA congratulates each of the 27 recipients and extends its gratitude once again to the Ford Fund and SolPad. These scholarships would not be possible without their continuous support.