Announcing the Winner of the 2018 José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship

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Daniel Zengotita and Lucy Echeverría

The Cuban Research Institute is happy to announce that FIU student Daniel Zengotita is the winner of the 2018 José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship. Mr. Zengotita is currently pursuing a master's degree in Religious Studies at FIU, with the intention of continuing into a Ph.D. He also teaches world history to FIU undergraduate students.

The José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship was created in 2007 by relatives and friends of José Antonio, led by his sister Lucy Echeverría. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the understanding of the political, social, and economic realities of 1950s Cuba, and in particular of the life and legacy of José Antonio Echeverría. Since its creation, the scholarship has benefited eleven FIU students, both graduate and undergraduate, by contributing $3,000 to support their tuition and other educational expenses.

The José Antonio Echeverría Foundation presented the winner of the scholarship at a luncheon on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Big Five Club in Miami. For any questions about the José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship, please contact the Cuban Research Institute at cri@fiu.edu.