Announcing the Winner of the 2019 José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship

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Laura Hernández

The Cuban Research Institute is happy to announce that FIU graduate student Laura Hernández is the winner of the 2019 José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship. Laura is currently working on her Master of Science in Finance at FIU. She earned her bachelor's degree in Finance at FIU and her associate of arts degree at Miami-Dade College.

Laura was born in Jaruco, Cuba. She and her family moved to Miami when Laura was 12 years old. She is employed by a small community bank in Miami as a BSA (Bank Secrecy Act) analyst. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her loved ones. In the future, Laura hopes to be able to work alongside her father, who is an accountant, in the family business providing tax and finance related services for the community.

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 twelve FIU students, both graduate and undergraduate, by contributing $3,000 to support their tuition and other educational expenses.

For any questions about the José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship, please contact the Cuban Research Institute at For more information about the José Antonio Echeverría Foundation, click here.