UPRAA grants $25,000 in Scholarships

UPRAA grants $25,000 in Scholarships

Members and Friends,

The Association of University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA) Board of Directors would like to congratulate the 2020 UPRAA Scholarship Recipients. We are proud to recognize 25 students with Scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. Each student will receive a $1000 scholarship thanks to our members and generous organizations such as Ford, Sol Pad, IT Developers Group, AVANTI Technologies, Inc., and many others. We appreciate your commitment to support our future leaders and make a difference in their lives.

Despite the crisis surrounding the world, UPRAA’s Scholarship Committee continued the scholarship process and received over 120 applications from all 11 campuses of the University of Puerto Rico. The committee carefully reviewed each application submission and essays. UPRAA commends the highly qualified field of students competing for the scholarships. We are extremely proud of every student who applied and congratulate everyone for their efforts to achieve educational excellence.

Here are the Scholarship Recipients:

UPRAA General Scholarship

1. Dariana Gil-Hernández
2. Josué Irizarry López
3. Madyanis Santiago Dias
4. Yanira M. Ledesma
5. Melanie Hernández Meléndez
6. Jeremy A. Rodríguez Vargas
7. Stephanie Feliciano Cardona
8. Angel Ocasio Gracia
9. Alexey J. Badillo Guzman
10. Nashali Ruiz Esteves

Ford Fund STEM Scholarship

1. Ariana Alonso
2. Cristina Fernández Hernández
3. Marcos Roche Miranda
4. Jinelis Santiago Beníquez
5. Karen Agosto Valentín
6. Erik Negrón Álvarez
7. Angela Whitley
8. Lida Díaz Solero
9. Kevin D. Correa Vargas
10. Nathalie N. Valentin Mendez

SolPad STEM Scholarship

1. Ashley Valera Martínez
2. Jesús Hernández Guerrero
3. Genesis Suriel Jaquez
4. Iván Nieves
5. Katherine Colón Ramos