Unclaimed Puerto Rico Scholarships (PR Scholarships)


Approved Scholarships and Grants, and Educational Courses

Originally populated for centuries by indigenous aboriginal peoples known as TaĆ­nos, the island was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain during his second voyage to the Americas on November 19, 1493. Under Spanish rule, the island was colonized and the indigenous population was forced into slavery and wiped out due to, among other things, European infectious diseases. Spain possessed Puerto Rico for over 400 years, despite attempts at capture of the island by the French, Dutch, and British. In 1898, Spain ceded the archipelago, as well as the Philippines, to the United States as a result of its defeat in the Spanish-American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1898. Since then Puerto Rico has remained under United States rule. [ ref: All about the state of Puerto Rico]

  1. Puerto Rico Scholarship Applicant must be a high-school senior and attend one of the high-schools located in the state of Puerto Rico;
  2. Puerto Rico Scholarship Applicant must have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 at the time of completing the Puerto Rico scholarship application;
  3. Puerto Rico Scholarship Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, and Puerto Rico resident at the time of completing the Puerto Rico scholarship application;
  4. Puerto Rico Scholarship Applicant must register his/her name and email address, and scholarship preference with National Academy of American Scholars;
  5. Puerto Rico Scholarship Applicant must write an essay in 500 words or less why he/she believes that as an Puerto Rico resident, how winning the Puerto Rico scholarship will benefit the state of Puerto Rico.


For a detailed review of which Puerto Rico schools are eligible to participate, please visit our Puerto Rico Scholarships pages at:
Puerto Rico Scholarships

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