Scholarship Fund for UPR Students

Applications for UPRAA’s annual scholarship fund are open to all University of Puerto Rico (any campus) students & High School students applying to any UPR campus.

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.

  • UPRAA – Ford Fund STEM Scholarship. This Scholarship Program is applicable for graduate or undergraduate students pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at any of the University of Puerto Rico’s (UPR) campuses. Qualifying students must have a 3.0 GPA or above. High School students welcome to apply, must be accepted as a full-time student.
  • UPRAA – Information Technology Developers Group (ITDGPR) Scholarship. This Scholarship Program is applicable for graduate or undergraduate students pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at any of the University of Puerto Rico’s (UPR) campuses. Qualifying students must have a 3.0 GPA or above. High School students welcome to apply, must be accepted as a full-time student.
  • UPRAA General Scholarship. This Scholarship Program is applicable for students pursuing studies in any discipline at any of the University of Puerto Rico’s (UPR) campuses. Qualifying students must have a 3.0 GPA or above. High School students welcome to apply, must be accepted as a full-time student.
  • UPRAA Richard Grayson Aguas Buenas Voluntario de VISTA Scholarship. This Scholarship is applicable for Aguas Buenas high school seniors pursuing studies at any of the University of Puerto Rico’s (UPR) campuses. Qualifying students must have a 3.0 GPA or above. Aguas Buenas high school applicants must be applying to the UPR or accepted as a full-time student.

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Stages   Application Deadline   Status
  2021 Applications   February 15 – March 31 Closed
  Evaluations   April 1  – April 16 Closed
  Interviews   April 19 – April 23 Closed
 Winners Announced  June 2021 Announced

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2021 winners:   2021 Announce
2020 winners:   2020 Announced
2019 winners:   2019 Announced

Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students must:

Be a full-time student for the 2021/2022 academic year at a UPR campus graduate school

Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above

Qualify to obtain Financial Aid. (Fill out the FAFSA application and keep a record of the results - to be submitted with application).

Transcript MUST be sent by registrar, student copies will not be accepted

Complete the 2021 Online Application on or by March 31, 2021

Submit all the required documentation:

-Submit an acceptance letter from an accredited graduate school in the Continental U.S. or Puerto Rico
-Submit an official GPA certification/transcript
-Submit three letters of recommendation from a professor/advisor or manager, including original signature
-Submit a copy of the current Financial Aid qualification document or prior year tax return document
-Submit an 800-word essay (Essay should be 800 minimum). The essay may be submitted in English or Spanish and must address the following question: What is the importance of community service in your desired field of study).
-Submit an electronic headshot photo

Selection Criteria: UPRAA Scholarship Committee will evaluate all applications based on the following:

Academic record

Financial need

Submit a copy of the current Financial Aid qualification document or prior year tax return document

Recommendations (from a professor, counselor or advisor)

Essay

– Essay should be 800 words minimum. The essay may be submitted in English or Spanish and must address the following question: What is the importance of community service in your desired field of study.

Interview (finalists only)

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Association of University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA)

P.O. Box 2600 Merrifield, VA 22116-2600
+1 877-533-4848 | info@upraa.org



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To ensure your application receives full consideration, every applicant should carefully read all the information and follow the application instructions, fully complete the online scholarship application, include ALL required documents, and submit the application on time. The Scholarships Committee strongly recommends reviewing and proofreading your essay. Good Luck!