2012 College Award Recipients:
J. Alonso, Brooklyn College
M. Jimenez, Hostos Community College
R. Lemoine, College of Staten Island
J. Marcial, Medgar Evers College
A. Mendez, College of Staten Island
R. Nuzzi, St. Joseph College
A. Pacheco, N.Y.C. College of Technology
V. Quinones, Hunter College
A. Rodriguez, Hostos Community College
N. Rodriguez, Boricua College
In 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009, we presented College Awards of $1,000.00 each, to undergraduate Puerto Rican women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community, at our annual Gala Dinner Dance at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx.
To be eligible for our College Awards, applicants must send a completed 2013 College Award Application Form (which you can download from our website) to our post office box, by the deadline date of June 7, 2013 and meet all of the following criteria:
1. Currently matriculated as an undergraduate student in an accredited institution of higher education, having earned a minimum of 12 accumulated credits.
2. Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 with no failing grades.
3. Demonstrate service to the community.
4. Provide an official college transcript.
5. Provide two letters of recommendation from a professor, college advisor, employer or supervisor.
6. Submit a 4″ by 6″ color photo of the applicant in appropriate professional attire, for inclusion in our Commemorative Dinner Dance Journal.
7. Attend a face-to-face interview with the College Award Committee.
The College Award Committee will review only those applications that comply with all of the above seven (7) requirements.
The essays of the selected applicants will be included in our commemorative Dinner-Dance Journal and should be written meticulously.
Feel free to distribute these applications to as many eligible students as possible, and feel free to make as many copies of the application form as you deem necessary.
COLLEGE AWARD RECIPIENTS
2011 COLLEGE AWARD RECIPIENTS WITH THEIR CERTIFICATES
E. Alamo, Hostos Community College
M. Badillo, Nyack College
C. Crespo, St. Joseph’s College
N. Garcia, Hostos Community College
J. Rodriguez, College of New Rochelle
E. Santiago, Boricua College
D. Vazquez, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
2010 COLLEGE AWARD RECIPIENTS
N. Ayala – Lehman College
M. Jimenez – Bronx Community College
I. Guevara – LaGuardia Community College
S. Hernandez – Hostos Community College
A. Rodriguez – Hostos Community College
J. Villaran – College of Staten Island
2009 COLLEGE AWARD RECIPIENTS WITH THEIR CERTIFICATES
A. Cruz, Kingsborough Community College
S. Diaz, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
A. Martinez, Hostos Community College
J. Caballero Pannell, Dowling College
I. Cortes Reyes, Dowling College
T. Trujillo, St. Joseph’s College
NOTE OF APPRECIATION:
from A. Martinez, Hostos Community College, dated September 13, 2009:
Hello Ms. Padilla,
How are you? Just writing to say hello and to thank you again for the wonderful experience at the gala award event. I haven’t stopped talking about how wonderful it was and hope to encourage other female students to become part of the experience as well. I look forward to the events in december and will like to tell you that I would be delighted to help out in anything I can within the organization. I apologize if I haven’t had an opportunity to contact you lately but I have been a bit flustered with school work and the kids, which is why I haven’t had the opportunity to e-mail you. I will do my very best to keep you posted on everything I do throughout the semester. In addition, I will like to express my sincere gratitude for, allowing me to be part of such a wonderful opportunity. This opportunity has encouraged me to want to succeed more and I assure you, that I will not let you down. I really appreciate and treasure all your advice and look forward to your wonderful guidance for many years to come.
With sincere respect and appreciation,
from D. E. Rodgriguez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, dated June 26, 2009:
Saludos Sra. Padilla y a la junta de directores del NYLPRW. Felicitaciones por su website. Esta muy bonito el diseno. Fui ganadora de un college award en el 2007 y quiero nuevamente darle las gracias por todo. Continuo mis estudios de Quimica en la Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras. Ya voy para mi cuarto ano. Estoy preparandome para tomar el MCAT para poder entrar al Recinto de Ciencias Medicas. Exhorto a todos a aportar a esta organizacion ya que es de gran ayuda a todas las mujeres puertorriquenas quienes luchan contra viento y marea para lograr superarse en esta sociedad. Verdaderamente se los agradezco y luego de lograr mis metas sere yo la que continue aportando para ayudar a otras. En la union esta la fuerza. Que Dios los bendiga a todos. Atentamente, D. Enid Rodriguez.
Greetings Mrs. Padilla and all of the board members of the NYLPW. Congratulations on your website. Its design is very nice. I was a college award recipient in 2007 and I would like to thank you again for everything. I am still studying Chemistry in the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras campus and preparing to take the MCAT in order to apply for the School of Medicine of said university. I encourage everyone to support this organization that helps Puerto Rican women as myself who struggle against all odds in order to suceed in today’s society. I am truly thankful to the NYLPW, and I am determined that when I reach my educational and professional goals it will be I who shall one day be able to help other Puerto Rican women as you have helped me. In union there is strength. God bless you all.
Sincerely, D. E. Rodriguez