Announcing the 2017 José Antonio Echeverría Scholar

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Pedro Camacho and Lucy Echeverría, President of the José Antonio Echeverría Foundation.
Photo courtesy of Wenceslao Cruz.

The José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship is awarded every year to a student of Architecture, History, Politics & International Relations, or Religious Studies at Florida International University. In addition, the student must enroll in the Undergraduate Certificate Program in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.

In 2007, Echeverría's family and friends donated $100,000 to establish the scholarship fund at FIU. The scholarship awards $4,000 each academic year to cover tuition, books, and other educational expenses. Although Echeverría was an architecture student, the scholarship encourages students to become active in governmental and political affairs.

The José Antonio Echeverría Foundation has awarded its 2017 scholarship to FIU undergraduate student Pedro Camacho. Born in Camagüey, Cuba, Camacho studied contemporary history, specializing in Cuban history, at the University of Camagüey. He also studied Catholic Church social doctrine at the Mexican Institute of Social Doctrine while in Camagüey. He later continued his studies at Miami Dade College and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in history at FIU. In addition, he has worked as a journalist, script writer, and producer for print, radio, television, and video in Miami.