Passaic County High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships

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High school students from Passaic County, NJ, 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 students have demonstrated their ability and desire to further their achievements by pursuing a college degree,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “They deserve these scholarships, which can go a long way in helping the next generation of students access a well-rounded, career-focused education.” 

The following students from Passaic County have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College: 

- Layal Al-Haddad of Prospect Park, Manchester Regional High School
- Clara Castro of Passaic, Passaic High School
- Emily Cruz of Passaic, Mary Help of Christians Academy
- Onur Edipov of Prospect Park, Passaic County Technical Institute
- Takeira Marie Fairfax of Paterson, Passaic County Technical Institute
- Lauren Ferraro of Hewitt, West Milford High School
- Michael Fortuna of Passaic, Passaic High School
- Ruby Luciano of Passaic, Passaic County Technical Institute
- Rhianna McCollum of Paterson, John F. Kennedy High School
- Isaiah Miller of Paterson, Paterson Charter School for Science & Technology
- Hugo Rodriguez of Paterson, School of Education & Training
- Ali Hamouda Sbeih of Paterson, Passaic County Technical Institute

Berkeley College provides traditional and online degree options and blended learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in some of today’s most in-demand professions. The College was recognized by U.S. News & World Reportas one of the Best Colleges in the 2014 and 2015 Online Bachelor Degree category rankings. Students at Berkeley College benefit from a supportive, flexible, diverse learning environment that connects them with workplace experiences in their areas of study and pathways to dynamic careers.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is

 Passaic County high school seniors awarded Berkeley College scholarships

Photo Caption A (L to R): High school seniors Ruby Luciano of Passaic, Onur Edipov of Prospect Park, Clara Castro of Passaic and Takeira Marie Fairfax of Paterson; and Delma Rose, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Clifton. The students received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.

 Ali Hamouda Sbieh of Paterson receives a scholarship from Berkeley College

Photo Caption B (L to R): High school senior Ali Hamouda Sbeih of Paterson and Byron Hargrove, PhD, Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts. Mr. Sbeih received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College.

   Hugo Rodriguez of Paterson receives a scholarship from Berkeley College

Photo Caption C (L to R): High school senior Hugo Rodriguez of Paterson and Carlos Gomez, Berkeley College Assistant Director, High School Admissions, Dover. Mr. Rodriguez received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College.

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