Celebrating 15 Years [Letter from the President]

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Celebrating 15 Years


To Our Loyal Members, Donors, Friends, and Supporters,

This year, UPRAA is celebrating its 15th anniversary. During the past 15 years, our organization has awarded over $180,000 in scholarships to students who have demonstrated superior academic performance and financial need. We have offered many STEM Scholarships thanks to generous grants from the Ford Motor Fund, Dominion, and in 2018, we established an additional Scholarship program in support of ROTC students thanks to a generous donation from The CORVUS Group.

In light of this progress, we have set our sights on the challenges of the next 15 years and beyond. We want to transform UPRAA to make it even more effective, relevant, and impactful to ensure its continuing vitality and value. Our youth in Puerto Rico are adapting to new economic realities, heightened competition, and an educational system that is severely underfunded and facing previously unimaginable pressures. We ask that you join us in making the coming years as productive and meaningful as the last 15 have been. This is a time for us to step up to the challenges we face going forward and grow stronger in our commitment to empowering Hispanic professionals and low-income students to achieve their full academic, economic and social potential.

This year, we start a new chapter in the growth of the organization as we build on our successes. We appreciate the support received throughout 2018 and ask you to join in our effort to make a difference in the lives of our youth in the upcoming year.

We are poised and ready to transform UPRAA, and we cannot do it without you.


Thank you,

Jose O. Torres
President, Association of University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad

Learn more about the history of UPRAA and how our organization came to be.


You’re Invited: Annual Excellence Awards and Holiday Reception

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UPRAA will be hosting our Annual Excellence Awards and Holiday Reception at the US Congress Rayburn House Office Building to recognize a group of distinguished alumni for their leadership and contributions to our community.  This exciting event will be held on December 13th and will bring together a large group of UPRAA members, UPRAA friends, and leaders from the private sector. We have invited several distinguished members of Congress, such as Hon. Jenniffer González-Colón, Hon. Luis V. Gutiérrez, Hon. Raúl Labrador, Hon. José E. Serrano, Hon. Darren Soto, and Hon. Nydia M. Velázquez, to applaud their tireless work in support of our communities in Puerto Rico.

We invite the University of Puerto Rico alumni and friends abroad to help us recognize our upcoming leaders and express our appreciation for their achievements and contributions to this great Nation.

Register for the Annual Excellence Awards and Holiday Reception

For more details and to register, visit the event page hereWe look forward to seeing you there!