The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship

Youth Leadership Development

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(clockwise): Carmen María Figueroa Llanos, Betty Figueroa Llanos, Modesta Figueroa Alomar, and Rosa Amelia Figueroa.

The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship is meant to give voice to the stories from Puerto Rico or in the diaspora. This award will support and encourage youth who seek to add to the story from a small island that incorporates a rich diversity of experience which needs to be reflected in literature.

 

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa is an Afro-Boricua novelist, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Finalist, a National Indie Excellence® Multicultural Fiction Award Winner, and a recipient of the Letras Boricuas Fellowship. Her novels include Daughters of the Stone, A Woman of Endurance, and Indómita. Ms. Llanos-Figueroa is interested in supporting and encouraging youth who seek to add to the story of our people. The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship honors Ms. Llanos-Figueroa's mother, Carmen María Figueroa Llanos, and Carmen's sisters: Betty Figueroa Llanos, Modesta Figueroa Alomar, and Rosa Amelia Figueroa.

  • The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and  undergraduate or graduate students majoring in creative writing or literature.

  • Download Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines

  • Scholarship Application will be available in March of 2022

  • All Scholarships are administered by Comité Noviembre

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa M. Rodriguez

Co-Chair, Comité Noviembre Scholarship Selection Committee

(347) 693-6893, cn.scholarship@gmail.com

TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE SCHOLARSHIP:

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