Meet Future Financial Markets Trader Jose Plazas, Hercules Scholar at Bethune-Cookman University

GPA: 3.94
Hometown: Bogota, Columbia
Major: Finance
Minor: Business Administration
Classification: Senior
Career goal: financial markets trader

Congratulations to today’s Hercules Scholarship winner, Jose Plazas, a senior finance major at Bethune-Cookman University. After graduating, Jose plans to begin his master’s degree in financial markets and obtain an internship to gain experience in the industry. He ultimately wants to become a trader in a Wall Street firm.

Aside from academics, Jose is active as the captain of the tennis team. He has also passed the National Futures Association Series 3 exam with a score of 81. He is most influenced by his parents, billionaire Warren Buffet and tennis great Roger Federer.

Click here to support students like Jose at Bethune-Cookman University today.


Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.

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