Brooklyn High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships


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High school students from Brooklyn in Kings County, 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.

“We congratulate these students who have demonstrated their ability and desire to further their achievements by pursuing a college degree with a career focus,” said Michael Smith, President of Berkeley College. “These scholarships will help them succeed.”

The following students have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:

- Realla Bruton, Brooklyn College Academy High School

- Shean Buissereth, Brooklyn College Academy High School

- Fabian Doris, Brooklyn College Academy High School

- Samantha Gordon, Edward R. Murrow High School

- Helen Hernandez, East New York Family Academy

- Samara Hernandez, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

- Daniese Kennedy, Murray Hill Academy

- Shania Lendore, Benjamin Banneker Academy

- Winson Liang, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

- Ashley Luna, Edward R. Murrow High School

- Jani Matthew, Medgar Evers College Preparatory

- Tracianne Nairne, Benjamin Cardozo High School

- Sheila Narh, Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment

- Jenny Parsard, Edward R. Murrow High School

- Carla Pena, The High School of Fashion Industries

- Leslyann Pinder, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

- Nicholas Reyes, Brooklyn Collegiate High School

- Martha Salgado, Fort Hamilton High School

- Dave Samuels, Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration

- Raymond Sanchez, The School for Legal Studies

- Malik Somerset, Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment

- Jasmine Vasquez, William H. Maxwell High School

- Jude Williams, Edward R. Murrow High School

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate 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 a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains.  In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the third consecutive year. The website address is

Photo Caption A:  Damaris Bergas, Berkeley College Director, High School Admissions, Brooklyn, encouraged the scholars to complete their education.  


Photo Caption B (L to R): (Back row) Shean Buissereth, Malik Somerset, Nicholas Reyes, Lesleyann Pinder, Ashley Luna, Samantha Gordon and Jude Williams. (Front row) Raymond Sanchez, Shania Lendore, Jenny Parsard, Helen Hernandez and Winson Liang. The students, all Brooklyn residents, received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.


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