Somerset County High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley Scholarships

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High school students from Somerset County, NJ, have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College. Each year, these scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of achievement. The scholarships are renewable, based on the recipient’s cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year and continued enrollment as a full-time student.


“These high school students recognize the importance of achievement and being successful,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “We commend them, their schools, and their families who provide support to advance their futures through higher education.” 

The following students have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:


- Tadeo Nicholas Arza Arce of Gladstone, Bernards High School

- Serena Lorene Austin of Somerset, Franklin High School

- Melanie Maria Castro-Alpizar of Bridgewater, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School

- Brandon Erazo of Somerset, Franklin High School

- Yareymy Gonzalez of Franklin Park, Franklin High School

- Wafe Zahra Hashmi of Somerset, Franklin High School

- Darian Ondre Lemay of Somerset, Franklin High School

- Andres Abel Lezme of Peapack, Bernards High School

- Sarah Jean Perrine of Somerset, Franklin High School

- Andrea Rodriguez of Somerset, Franklin High School

- Sara Vargas of Bridgewater, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School



Photo Caption: High school student Melanie Maria Castro-Alpizar of Bridgewater received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College.


A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.


Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is


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