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Scholarship Award 2015

August 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club awards two scholarships

By Herman Santa

For the 22nd straight year, the Spanish American Club, Inc. continues its mission of preserving the Hispanic heritage and community commitment in supporting Hispanic students of Martin and St. Lucie counties.

This year recipients were Matias Nicolas Campora and Juan Carlos Perez. The tough job of choosing the winners fell to members of the 2015 Scholarship Committee: Herman Santa, Dr. Joe Wasdovich, Nancy Rozon, Fe Val de Ruten and Melissa Bonet.

Matias Nicolas Campora was born in Miami Florida. His parents, Carlos Campora and Fabiana Rodriguez was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Matias graduated from Lincoln Park Academy High School in Ft. Pierce. He will attend University of Central Florida and will major in Electrical Engineering. he would like to pursue a career as an Engineer.

Juan Carlos Perez was born in Guatemala. His parents, Jesus and Idolina Perez were also born in Guatemala. Juan graduated from Jensen Beach High School. He will attend Indian River State College and will major in Business Administration.

Since 1993, the club has awarded scholarships to 36 High School Seniors. The awards are presented each year by the club and are based on grades, academic accomplishments and economic needs.

The next event of the club has been scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2015 to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the club. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet, at For more information about the club and the scholarship program please visit:

Photo # 1 Scholarship Night at Jensen Beach High School. From left: Herman Santa presenting to Juan Carlos Pérez the scholarship award

Photo # 2 Matias Nicolas Campora

Photo # 3 Members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. 2015 Scholarship Committee.  From left: Fe Val de Ruten, Nancy Rozon, Herman Santa and Melissa Bonet

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