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Scholarship Award 2022

Congratulations Scholarship Recipients 2022

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Scholarship Committee would like to introduce our 2022 scholarship recipients. The club was able to award $4,000.00 to deserving Hispanic students. Each recipient can be found on our website: http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org/

Scholarships are available because of your charitable donations either directly or through our many social activities. These students are extremely thankful to our members and have expressed so in their thank-you notes.

Brett Freedman

Brett Freedman awarded $1, 000. Brett was born in Stuart, Florida. His parents are Jason Freedman and Tisha Llopiz Freedman.  They were born in Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. His Grandfather was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States at just 15 years of age in November of 1961. Brett attended Martin County High School, Florida and he will be attending The University of Central Florida where he will be pursuing a degree in Computer Science.

Connor Freedman

Connor Freedman awarded $1, 000. Connor was born in Stuart, Florida. His parents are Jason Freedman and Tisha Llopis Freedman.  They were born in Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. His Grandfather was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States at just 15 years of age in November of 1961. Connor Freedman attended Martin County High School, Florida and he will be attending The University of Central Florida where he will be pursuing a degree in journalism with hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster.

Rebecca O’Neill

Rebecca O’Neill awarded $1, 000.  Rebecca was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother, Sandra O’Neill, moved to the United States from Carabobo, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela in 2000. Rebecca attended Clark Advanced Learning Center, Stuart, Florida, and she will be attending Indian River State College where she will be pursuing a degree in Business while studying Holistic Nutrition and the Performing Arts.

Ronaldo Bautista was awarded $1, 000.  Ronaldo attended Lincoln Park Academy, Ft. Pierce, Florida, and he will be attending Indian River State College where he will be pursuing a degree in business Administration.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Pamela Peña, Elizabeth Mejía and Herman Santa along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations: Nancy Rozon, Director; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness, and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to 60 High School seniors of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having garage sales, 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties and committee events.  The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises, and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf, billiard, and dominoes tournaments.

The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members, neighbors, and other nonprofit organizations of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic, charity and sports activities to promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

The following students have been awarded scholarships since 1994.

Year/Name/Ethnicity/City

1994/Armando Gil/México/Ft.Pierce

1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1998/Pedro Luna/México/Ft. Pierce

1999/Ella R. Flores/México/Ft. Pierce

2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown

2001/Gabriela Padilla/México/Indiantown

2002/Roberto Cabrera/México/Ft. Pierce

2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart

2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Pt. St. Lucie

2005/Viridiana Félix/Guatemala/Indiantown

2006/Jessica Benítez/México/Pt. St. Lucie

2006/Miriam Hernández/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Amy Pérez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Daisy Trujillo/México/Indiantown

2007/Venessa Pelayo/México/Ft Pierce

2008/Floriberta Reynoso/México/Ft. Pierce

2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City

2009/Ana G. Fuentes/México/Indiantown

2010/ Marisol Gómez/México/Ft. Pierce

2010/ Elba Valdéz/México/Stuart

2011/ Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2011/ Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2011/ Adriana Rodríguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2012/ Lorena Morales/ México/Indiantown

2012/Vladimir Villa/México/Stuart

2012/Daniel González/Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2013/Sarahi Mojáras/México/Stuart

2013/Pamela Garcia/México/Stuart

2013/Vanessa Guárnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2014/Samuel Villa/México/Stuart

2014/Antonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart

2015/Juan Carlos Perez/Guatemala/Jensen Beach

2015/Matias N. Campora/Uruguay/Port St. Lucie

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexico/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

2017/Gabriela Garcia/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2017/Jennifer Arriola/Nicaragua/Ft Pierce

2017/Barbara Moreno/Venezuela/Stuart

2017/Moriah Weir/Jamaica/Ft. Pierce

2017/Dayana Espinosa/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2018/Alexis Weist/Ecuador/Port St. Lucie

2018/Cecilia E. Calderon/El Salvador/Port St. Lucie

2018/India M. Crosske/USA/Port St. Lucie

2018/Johana Fernandez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2019/Laura Mejía/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2019/Rudy Martinez/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2019/Marilyn Rancel/PR Colombia /Ft. Pierce

2019/Jaisen González/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

2019/Alejandra Lopez/Mexico/Ft Pierce

2019/Catherine Ferreira/Brazil-Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2020/Natalie Becerra/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2020/Itzel Mendoza/Mexico/ Ft Pierce

2020/Laura Barco/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2020/Alicia Solis/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2020/Logan Putnam/Puerto Rican/Stuart

2021/Devin Pahram/Mexic0/Port St. Lucie

2021/Melody Correa/Argentina/Port St. Lucie

2021/Kenya Sorto/El Salvador/Port St. Lucie

2021/Amber Abud/Chile/Dominican Republic/Port St. Lucie

2022/Brett Freedman/Cuba/Stuart

2022/Connor Freedman/Cuba/Stuart

2022/Rebecca O’Niell/Venezuela/Staurt

2022/Ronaldo Bautista/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

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