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 are very proud of the achievements of these high school students,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “Supported by their families and schools, they have taken the first important steps on the path toward success. We are counting on these students to make the most of every opportunity to advance their futures through higher education.”


The following students have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:


- Diana Arilagos, St. Edmund Preparatory School

- Shaniya Barrett, Cobble Hill School of American Studies

- Laureal Cummings, Edward R. Murrow High School

- Chelsea Davis, Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts

- Nathaly Filion, Bushwick School for Social Justice

- Alissa Fleurantin, St. Edmund Preparatory School

- Shelisa Gibbs, Abraham Lincoln High School

- Gerardo Gomez, New Utrecht High School

- Deizzy Guerrero, Edward R. Murrow High School

- Tanyaradzwa Gwatiringa, Williamsburg Preparatory School

- Aaliyah Haynes, Science, Technology and Research Early College School at Erasmus

- Nikita Ignatenko, James Madison High School

- Sheyla Intriago, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

- Ellis Javier, Brooklyn College Academy

- Emily Lam, Edward R. Murrow High School

- Carlos Leon-Morales, Fort Hamilton High School

- Alyson Montesdeoca, Williamsburgh High School for Architecture and Design

- Medina Omeragic, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College

- Natasha Orna, James Madison High School

- Anna Parisi, Bishop Kearney High School

- Lalibela Rigaud, Medgar Evers College Preparatory School

- Caroline Rodriguez, Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology

- Alexis Rojo, Williamsburgh High School for Architecture and Design

- Michelle Santiago, James Madison High School

- Tamika Thomas, Benjamin Banneker Academy

- Chelsea Vallenilla, Northeastern Academy Brooklyn

- Rohanie Veerasammy, High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture

- Kimberly White, Brooklyn Collegiate Preparatory School

- Paulo Xu, John Dewey High School

- Oleksandra Zovdun, 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 more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 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 four 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

Berkeley College

Photo Caption (L to R): (Back row) Cristy Moya, Associate, High School Admissions, Berkeley College; student Lalibela Rigaud; Evan Woodhouse, Associate, High School Admissions, Berkeley College; and students Medina Omeragic, Gerardo Gomez, Chelsea Vallenilla, Chelsea Davis, Caroline Rodriguez, Kimberly White, Paulo Xu and Carlos Leon-Morales. (Front row) Nikita Ignatenko, Oleksandra Zovdun, Alexis Rojo and Michelle Santiago. The students, all of Brooklyn, received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.

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