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.
  • UPRAA – SolPad 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.
  • 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.

 

    Application Deadline   Decision
  2020 Applications   February 2 – March 27 CLOSED
  Evaluations   March 28 – April 20 Completed
  Interviews   April 21 – April 29 Completed
 Winners Announced  May 22, 2020 Winners
Last years winners:   2019 Announced

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate and Postgraduate students must:

Be a full-time student for the 2020-2021 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. (Financial qualifications will be determined by the corresponding financial aid office and the UPRAA Scholarships committee).

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 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!