San Juan – As part of its mission to support Hispanics achieve their career goals, the Association of University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA) awarded scholarships to 12 outstanding students for their academic excellence.
The President of the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Uroyoan Walker Ramos, received the delegation of UPRAA, headed by its president, Leonardo San Roman, and Vice President, Álida T. Rodriguez, and the students awarded with distinction. The scholarship recipients were selected by UPRAA’s Scholarship Committee based on a set of evaluation criteria including academic performance, letters of recommendation and personal statements.
UPRAA President Leonardo San Roman explained how over the years, UPRAA has become the liaison between Puerto Rico and the diaspora of Boricua professionals who are committed to the future of Puerto Rico and are investing in education. A selected group of highly qualified students were awarded $12,000 in scholarships and were recognized for their academic accomplishments.
In the past 12 years, the UPRAA has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to graduate students from the University of Puerto Rico through the generosity of alumni, friends and its annual fundraiser, the Hispanic Charity Golf Tournament.
UPRAA would like to announce a new round of scholarships thanks to the support of the Ford Foundation. This Scholarships Program targets students planning to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at any of the University of Puerto Rico’s (UPR) 11 campuses. The STEM scholarship application package is available at www.upraa.org. Deadline to submit complete application packages is October 15, 2015.