JOSÉ EDUARDO LÓPEZ was a
human rights activist in Honduras who was abducted in 1984 by armed men
and 'disappeared'. In 1993 it was confirmed that Eduardo had
been taken by the security forces of the Honduran government, tortured,
executed and buried in a clandestine cemetery.
Canada, the José
Eduardo López Memorial Scholarship
was launched in
2009. In the absence of a grave, Eduardo's family and their
friends decided to honor his memory and legacy by starting this
memorial scholarship. It provides financial support to youth aged 17 to
24, of Latin descent with an academic average of 80% who have already
been accepted in a post-secondary institution.
project is possible thanks to the support and financial contributions
of community members, family, friends and local businesses.
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