Bronx High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships

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High school students from the Bronx, NY, 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 from the Bronx* have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:


- Arianna Attry, Cathedral High School

- Alsides Brito, High School Contemporary Arts

- Roberto Castillo, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

- Jose Vicente Castro, Salesian High School

- Brandonlee Eccleston, Harry S. Truman High School

- Javon Esdaille, Frederick Douglass Academy

- Miguel Flores, Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School

- Ilianny  Gonzalez, Evander Childs High School

- Vanessa Justiniano, Academy of Mount St. Ursula

- Sintia Marte, Bronx Compass High School

- Roberto Morales, Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports

- Kimarah Morris, Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

- Sasha Persaud, High School for Teaching and the Professions

- Rodney Phoenix, Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change

- Michelle Piedy, Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship

- Matthew Salvatierra, Monsignor Scanlan High School

- Karol Santiago Jaquez, Saint Barnabas High School

- De’ja Torres, Food and Finance High School

- Daashaun Williams, The Bronxwood Preparatory Academy


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 three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. 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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