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I am proud to announce that Comité Noviembre has established The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship,  open to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate or graduate students majoring in creative writing or literature. The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship honors my mother, Carmen María Figueroa Llanos, and her sisters Betty Figueroa Llanos, Modesta Figueroa Alomar, and Rosa Amelia Figueroa.  


Established in 2022, The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship is meant to give voice to the stories from Puerto Rico or in the diaspora. To support and encourage youth who seek to add to the story from a small island that incorporates a rich diversity of experience which needs to be reflected in literature. 

We need to tell our own, authentic stories, in our own authentic voices. 


I am asking friends and colleagues in lieu of a birthday or holiday gift, to please make a donation to The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship.  When donating, simply indicate The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship and donations will be earmarked accordingly. To learn more about Comité Noviembre, to obtain criteria and guidelines and applications for the scholarship, or to donate to the scholarship, please visit


Thank you,

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, novelist

Daughters of the Stone (2009, 2019)

A Woman of Endurance (Amistad, 2022)


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(clockwise) Carmen María Figueroa Llanos, Betty Figueroa Llanos, Modesta Figueroa Alomar, and Rosa Amelia Figueroa. 

The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship

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Show your support by making a gift.

To donate online, visit the Comité Noviembre donate page at to make a donation via Paypal using    

To donate by mail, send your contributions to:

Comité Noviembre Managing Office

c/o: TAS Communications, LLC.

45 East Hartsdale Avenue, Suite 3L

Hartsdale, NY 10530

Make your check payable to “Comité Noviembre” and indicate in the memo that it is designated for "The Figueroa Sisters Scholarship."


Comité Noviembre is a registered 501c3 organization and

your gift  is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Comité Noviembre Non-profit Status Information:

Federal Tax ID #: 56-2525337

NYS Charity Registration #: 41-35-14.

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