The Dominican Day Parade Scholarship is designed to assist students of Dominican ancestry to obtain a college degree. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis to undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited higher education institution in the U.S.


Awards are based on merit and financial need. Selected students will receive up to $1000.


  • Must be of Dominican ancestry;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent);
  • Enrolled Full-Time in an accredited, non-for-profit, university, college, or community college;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA, Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), or undocumented immigrant BUT who is attending an accredited higher education institution, as defined above;*
  • Present evidence of financial need or eligibility for FAFSA;
  • All application materials should be submitted in English, attached in Word or PDF format.

*Undocumented students may be enrolled part-time. 


To apply for a Dominican Day Parade Scholarship, you must submit a complete Scholarship Application package below with the following items attached:

1) A brief cover letter addressed to: Evaluation Committee Dominican Day Parade Scholarship. The letter should include your contact information, including email, telephone number, and home address, and whether you are submitting all 4 items required in the application package;

2) Copy of Résumé. Your résumé should include the following information:

      • Educational background;
      • Extracurricular activities (school and community related);
      • Honors and awards;
      • Work experience, if any;

3) Academic transcript (Official or unofficial transcripts accepted);

4) Essay: The essay will be composed of two parts clearly identified by sub-titles. Include an appropriate title for the entire essay as well.

    • In no more than 500 words, describe what needs to be done in your opinion to preserve the Dominican cultural and historical legacy and pass it on to future generations;
    • In no more than 250 words, describe your financial need and what you would do with the scholarship money, if awarded.

Note: DO NOT exceed the number of words recommended. Essays that exceed the number of recommended words may be disqualified.

Submit a completed application electronically by November 27, 2017, not later than 11:59PM EST.
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
All applicants will be notified on or after January 12, 2018, by electronic mail.
Your contact information in the application must be accurate.


Application Deadline: November 27, 2017

Can I submit my application in person or by mail? No

Are the scholarships awarded annually? Yes

Are they renewable? No

Can past winners re-apply for the scholarship? No

Must the scholarship be repaid? No

Are applicants required to reside in a specific neighborhood? No

Are applicants required to reside in a specific state?  No

Will students be notified before January 12th?  No

Does my school transcript need to be official? No

For other questions, please contact ONE of the following individuals. Identify yourself clearly in the correspondence:

Professor Silvio Torres-Saillant at or Ms. Maria Khury at


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