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For the second year in a row, the Springfield Puerto Rican Parade has partnered with the National Puerto Rican Parade Day Parade to offer four (4) scholarships to Puerto Rican students living in the commonwealth of Massachusetts who are making a difference in their community.

High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors can download an application to apply for a chance to win one of the four scholarships, valued at $2,000 each. 


To be considered, eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be of Puerto Rican descent.

  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better, or equivalent high school grade.

  • Be a high school senior or freshman through junior in college, ages of 17 through 25

  • Be enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college/university, for college students

  • Have a track record of doing volunteer work or community service.

  • Participate in an interview with a member(s) of the scholarship selection committee.

The Springfield Puerto Rican Parade Committee is pleased to partner with NPRDP to offer these scholarships serving under the selection committee for Massachusetts.

Application packages are due Friday, March 30, 2018. For more details and to apply for this scholarship, please visit the link below.  

All applications must be submitted electronically directly to by Friday, March 30, 2018. Letters of recommendation and sealed transcripts should be mailed together to National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc., P.O. Box 975, New York, NY 10272 by no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.

Previous scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply, given that they comply with all other eligibility rules.

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