The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter has announced the filing period for the 2nd Annual HPRA-NY Scholarship Program. Beginning March 31 through June 6, greater New York area college students of Hispanic descent will have the opportunity to file applications to be recognized for their outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service. Two undergraduate students will receive a scholarship and other valuable accolades.


“The HPRA-NY scholarship program is our most important undertaking,” said Andy Checo, president of HPRA-NY. “We are proud to once again not only be in a position to recognize the achievements of Latino youth and to financially support their goal to pursue a career in our industry, but also to increase the impact our program creates by making a second scholarship available.”


Launched last year, the HPRA-NY Scholarship was awarded to New York University’s Lia Martinez-Santamaria who received $2,000 to pursue her education goals.


The 2nd Annual HPRA-NY scholarship will be awarded to two qualified undergraduate students. Both recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship. In addition, the winners will also receive complimentary student memberships to HPRA-NY for one calendar year and one-on-one mentorship from some of New York’s leading Hispanic communications and marketing professionals.


The application deadline is Friday, June 6, 2014. Call-for-entries is open immediately. In order to qualify, student applicants must:

  • Be a resident of the State of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut
  • Attend a New York, New Jersey or Connecticut based four-year accredited college or university at the sophomore or junior level
  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • On a 4.0 scale, maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and 3.0 specific public relations, communications, journalism, advertising or marketing GPA
  • Major in public relations, communications, journalism, advertising and/or marketing


For more information and to download the application, please visit:


The winners of the 2nd Annual HPRA-NY Scholarship Program will be announced later this summer.


About the Hispanic Public Relations Association:

The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s (HPRA) mission is to help Hispanic professional communicators enter and advance within the public relations and marketing communications fields by: 1) creating an exchange of information and ideas that empower public relations practitioners to be experts in their fields; 2) promoting professional development through educational programs; 3) providing financial and internship assistance to students entering the field; and 4) advocating responsible coverage of issues and images affecting the Hispanic community.

Established in 1984, The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is the largest network of public relations, marketing and advertising professionals from agencies, government, nonprofit and corporate companies in the US.

The New York Chapter was established in 2010. HPRA-NY is a non-profit 501c3 organization.





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