The Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates Puerto Rican culture, music, dance, food, fashion. But for 16 years, it has also celebrated education by offering scholarships to students of Puerto Rican heritage at Hostos Community College.
The scholarships vary in amount, from $500 to a couple thousand dollars. But for a student struggling to pay bills in a troubled economy, it is priceless.
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