UPRAA grants you an opportunity to succeed!

The Association of University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA) is committed to helping you achieve success. In addition to mentoring and advisory programs, UPRAA offers the following Scholarship Program based on academic achievement and financial need.


Our Mission

UPRAA is an organization created to establish a network of University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends in the Continental United States and abroad.

Our History

During 2003, a group of Alumni and Friends of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Educational System residing in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area worked diligently to create UPRAA.

Scholarship and Charity
Cultural Programs
Networking Activities
Giving Back
Women’s Series

Our Scholarship and Charitable Programs

UPRAA supports scholarship programs in support of outstanding students who have demonstrated academic merit, commitment to public service and financial need as well as selected charitable programs. To manage our Scholarship Program, we have established a Committee which recommends to the Board of Directors the procedures for selection and award of scholarships based on the Board of Directors guidelines and Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) regulations.

Our Cultural Programs

UPRAA conducts its cultural programs as independent activities or in conjunction with educational, civic, or charity events. These programs are designed to celebrate special events, such as Hispanic Heritage Month. UPRAA’s cultural programs are also targeted as fund raising activities to support UPRAA’s charity goals.

About UPRAA Women’s Series

UPRAA conducts networking activities as membership drives to help connect individuals who have relocated to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our networking activities enable attendees to exchange ideas and resolve individual situations that may be encountered by those relocating to the Continental U.S. UPRAA’s networking activities and programs are also open to the general public.

Giving Back

UPRAA offers exciting and personally rewarding opportunities to support the organization’s mission. Contact us and find out how you can support our scholarship programs, charitable activities, networking events, and cultural activities.

UPRAA has numerous volunteer opportunities that can meet individual interests and schedules. From serving in one of our Committees to helping us organize events, there are many ways to get involved. We also need volunteers to contact others and promote the benefits of joining UPRAA. Just choose the area that is of interest to you. It’s that simple!

Give back to our community by volunteering your time. Whether you are interested in promoting UPRAA services and information to others or being a part of UPRAA’s activities and events, continue to explore our web page to discover the many ways you can support us.

A financial gift to UPRAA will provide us with the funds to support our scholarship and charitable programs and develop initiatives targeted at our community at-large. We encourage you to make your gift today and share in the growth of UPRAA.

About UPRAA Women’s Series

The “UPRAA Women’s Series” is a set of activities for women members of UPRAA designed as an added incentive to their membership. The “Series” brings UPRAA women together through professional development activities to include a breakfast and luncheon series with inspiring women leaders and a mentoring circle for rising and established women leaders within the membership. Our mission is to establish a network in which UPRAA Women and friends located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area converge to foster common interests and empower each other.