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Kinesis Foundation opens call for college scholarship, Bright Stars programs

Applications for the competitive scholarship are due by May 24.

The Kinesis Foundation, a nonprofit educational institution established in 2004, is accepting applications for its Kinesis Scholarship and Bright Stars Programs.

The 2024-’25 scholarship provides support for undergraduate and graduate studies stateside and in Puerto Rico for students with limited financial resources. Applications are due by May 24, and are accessible via the Kinesis website.

Kinesis is also seeking high school students in grades 9 through 11 for its Bright Stars Program, which is designed to facilitate admission to leading universities. Participants in this program receive a comprehensive plan that includes career and university counseling, financial education, software certification, standardized test preparation, and resume development guidance.

“Over the past 20 years, we have prepared talented Puerto Rican youth with financial needs for successful admission to competitive universities in the United States and Puerto Rico, with the aim of contributing to the economic development of Puerto Rico through their careers,” said José A. Cruz, executive director at Kinesis.

Since its foundation, Kinesis has awarded more than $13 million in scholarships, “removing economic barriers for hundreds of students” through contributions from businesses, foundations, government entities and individual donors.

Kinesis has seen 577 scholarship recipients graduate from such schools as the University of Puerto Rico, Harvard University, the University of Notre Dame, MIT, the University of Michigan, New York University, Cornell University and Columbia University. 

The Bright Stars program has graduated 1,118 students who have been accepted into top universities in Puerto Rico and the mainland U.S.

Annual gala
Furthermore, Kinesis announced it will hold its annual gala, “Inspire to Aspire: Transforming Puerto Rico Through Education,” on April 26 at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. 

The fundraising event supports the Kinesis Scholarship Fund and Bright Stars programs and “aims to help talented students with financial limitations to achieve their academic dreams and receive a first-rate university education,” organizers said.

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