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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.


Who is UPRAA

UPRAA is a non-profit corporation operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.  UPRAA’s goal is to build an organization in which its members converge to foster common interests; conduct educational and networking programs for the benefit of its membership and the Hispanic community at large; support charitable, scholarship, and educational programs and serve as mentors to Hispanic youth; develop an appreciation and interest in the Hispanic culture; stimulate direct and active participation of the University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends community in cultural, civic, and charitable activities within and outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; and assist and welcome UPR Alumni and Friends who have recently arrived to the Washington, D.C. area in the adaptation process to their new environment.

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Our Mission

UPRAA unifies University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad to provide opportunities for educational development, cultural growth, and community service.

Our Vision

As “the Alumni Organization of Choice” and as the linkage between the University of Puerto Rico and its family of alumni across the globe, and commitment to the university’s mission of life learning, engagement, and community service.

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.