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Application process for Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio (Municipalities of Cuba in Exile) Scholarships for MDC Students has been Announced

Three $2,500 scholarships will be awarded
Municipios de Cuba Scholarships

Miami, April 18, 2008 - Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio (Municipalities of Cuba in Exile) joined officials from Miami Dade College (MDC) on April 18, 2008 to announce the application process for three $2,500 scholarships the organization will award to three MDC students. The scholarships are:

  • The Santiago Blanco Scholarship, sponsored by the Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio.
  • The Georgelina Q. Viamontes Scholarship, sponsored by Mr. Ciro Viamontes and family, in honor of his late wife who worked tirelessly in support of the Municipios.
  • The Rosendo Rosell Scholarship, sponsored by the Municipio de Placetas, Cuba and created and named in honor of the renowned Cuban composer, actor and TV personality.

MDC Students pursuing studies in the areas of sociology, psychology, nursing, and/or related fields may compete for the Santiago Blanco and Georgelina Q. Viamontes scholarships. The Rosendo Rosell Scholarship is open to students who are majoring in theater, television, entertainment and related fields. Rosell was born in 1908 in Placetas, Las Villas, Cuba and will turn 90 this June.

All applicants must submit a completed MDC scholarship application form, along with a 500 word essay expressing their perspectives on the ideals of democracy, freedom and patriotism. The application process will open on Monday, April 21 and close on Friday, May 23, 2008. The scholarships will be awarded to coincide with the Fall ’08 Term. Forms must be sent to:

Ms. Carmen Salazar
Miami Dade College Scholarship Director
11011 SW 104 Street, Room 1125
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 237-0688

The Cuban Constitution of 1940 created 126 counties or municipalities (Municipios) within the six original provinces of Cuba. In the early 1960s, Cuban exiles formed the Municipalities of Cuba in Exile in order to preserve and proclaim the culture, sports, politics and democratic ideals of the free Cuban people and to denounce the violations of human rights in Cuba under Castro’s tyranny.


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