Comité Noviembre Scholarship Awards Program
Since its inception, Comité Noviembre has placed special focus on volunteerism and educational excellence as the key to the future of the Puerto Rican community. In November of 1996, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, the Comité Noviembre Scholarship Awards Program was established. The proceeds from the Comité Noviembre Benefit supports all scholarships. Comité Noviembre has a success rate of over 330 scholars boasting a 90 percent college graduation rate since the inception. These exceptional scholars are making a difference in their community by volunteering and becoming involved in the social, civic and global issues of their time. Comité Noviembre has created and developed programs all geared to the support and enhancement of educational opportunities and leadership development for Puerto Rican and Hispanic youth with a cultural twist.
The Comité Noviembre Scholarship Awards Program offers four scholarships. All scholarships are administered by Comité Noviembre, all chosen scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship. In 2020, Comité Noviembre awarded twenty-seven $1,000 scholarships. (Click on each below to learn how to apply or donate to one of our scholarships.)
Comité Noviembre Scholarship for Volunteerism recognizes exceptional Puerto Rican youth who are making a difference in their community.
The Richie Perez Scholarship for Peace & Justice recognizes Puerto Rican youth for their commitment, activism and achievements in any of the areas of human rights and social justice.
The Ernesto Malave Scholarship for the Arts recognizes Puerto Ricans pursing a higher education majoring in the Arts.
Meet the 2021 Scholarship Recipients:
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lisa M. Rodriguez
Co-Chair, Comité Noviembre Scholarship Selection Committee
(347) 693-6893, firstname.lastname@example.org