Northern Queens High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships

Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122



High school students from the northern sections of Queens, 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: 

- Chelsea Alvarez of Ridgewood, Manhattan Business Academy
- Mirian Arellanes of Corona, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
- Angelica Ascencio of Jackson Heights, John Bowne High School\
- Angelica Betancourth of Flushing, Saint Francis Preparatory School
- Magali Calle of Corona, John Bowne High School
- Anthony Cardenas of Ridgewood, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design
- Kimberly Choque of Elmhurst, High School for Arts and Business
- Chester Chow of Flushing, Bayside High School
- Valeria Cordero of Woodside, Bayside High School
- Adela Dervisevic of Astoria, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology
- Audrey Halaka of Middle Village, Archbishop Molloy High School
- Kevin Henao of Jackson Heights, Queens Vocational and Technical High School
- Raihan Jim of Elmhurst, Flushing High School
- Tabitha Joo of Flushing, John Bowne High School
- Cleef Naspud of Corona, Hillside Arts and Letters Academy
- Tiffany Nieves of Maspeth, Grover Cleveland High School
- Amy Oliveras of Woodside, Francis Lewis High School
- Jose Enrique Placencia Pereyra of Corona, John Bowne High School
- Kamil Praszkowicz of Ridgewood, Saint Francis Preparatory School
- Edwin Rivera of Elmhurst, Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
- Kevin Rivera of Elmhurst, Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
- Isamar Solano of Woodside, The High School of Fashion Industries
- Clariza Tejada of Woodside, Queens Vocational and Technical High School
- William Zavaleta of Glen Oaks, Holy Cross 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

 Berkeley College Queens North

Photo Caption (L to R): Far back: Luan Ximines, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Midtown Manhattan. Back row: Students Edwin Rivera and Kevin Rivera, both of Elmhurst; Angelica Ascencio of Jackson Heights; William Zavaleta of Glen Oaks; Adela Dervisevic of Astoria; Kimberly Choque of Elmhurst; and Clariza Tejada of Woodside. Seated: Students Amy Oliveras of Woodside, Jose Enrique Placencia Pereyra of Corona, and Cleef Naspud of Corona. The students, all from the northern sections of Queens, received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.

- end -

To view a high-resolution version of the photo above, click here.


Recent Releases

Nov 19, 2018 10:21:00 AM

Berkeley College Professional Development Series Brings Real-World Leadership Perspectives to Students

Professional Development Series workshops were held at Berkeley College.
Nov 15, 2018 9:33:00 AM

Berkeley College MBA Speaker Series Stresses Communication in the Workplace

MBA Executive Speaker Series was held at Berkeley College.
Nov 13, 2018 11:55:00 AM

Berkeley College Announces Graphic Design Exhibit at Woodland Park

A graphic design exhibit will be held at Berkeley College.