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.


“You challenged yourself in high school and you have met those challenges,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “Now it is time to take the next step. We are excited to present you with scholarships that will make the road to a college degree more accessible and affordable for you and your families. We are awarding you with a scholarship because we believe in you and we believe in your future.”


The following students have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:


- Carmen Acosta, Cathedral High School

- Iraisly Arenas, Opportunity Charter School

- Nathaniel Arenillas, La Salle Academy

- Kweku Brew, University Prep Charter High School

- Erika Cabrera Tenezaca, The High School of Fashion Industries

- Elizabeth Chimbo, Saint Jean Baptiste High School

- Maimouna Cisse, Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists

- Jordan Deal, Bronx Compass High School

- Richard Diaz, Bronx Career & College Preparatory High School

- Antonia Mckenzie Gage, Explorations Academy

- Virginia Garcia, Cathedral High School

- Joshua Harrison, Bronx Health Sciences High School

- Angelina Hodgson, Saint Raymond Academy for Girls

- Uthman Okunola, Explorations Academy

- Anthony Ramirez, The Cinema School

- Brittany Rivera, Explorations Academy

- Destiny Rivera, Academy of Mount St. Ursula

- Jose Salazar, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

- Madison Cassey Toala, Collegiate Institute for Math and Science


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 7,000 students – including more than 350 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 four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six 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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