Southern Bronx High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships

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High school students from the southern sections of 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.

“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 the southern sections of the Bronx have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:

- Renee Amador, Bronx High School for Law and Community Service

- Kenia Cayetano, High School of World Cultures

- Alba Corniel, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

- Miguel Cortes, Health Opportunities High School

- Michael Coulibaly, South Bronx Preparatory

- Jose Gonzalez Jr., Pace University High School

- Antoinette Guerrido, Saint Raymond Academy for Girls

- Ida Ka, Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers

- Hawa Kante, Bronx Academy of Health Careers

- Nicholas Maldonado, St. Raymond High School for Boys

- Allen Mendez, Felisa Rincón de Gautier Institute for Law and Public Policy

- Jesus Minaya, Millennium Art Academy

- Khaliyah Moore, Our Saviour Lutheran School

- Freddy Moreira, Bronx Aerospace High School

- Thatiana Nolasco, Bronx Leadership Academy High School

- Marilyn Oliva, Aquinas High School

- Bryan Parahoy, Cardinal Spellman High School

- Alejandro Paz, South Bronx Preparatory

- Cindy Peralta, Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy

- Melany Pillcorema, The High School of Fashion Industries

- Angel Placeres, Astor Collegiate Academy

- Clavel Polanco, John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy

- Stephanie Reyes, DeWitt Clinton High School

- Deanna Rodopouos, St. Catharine Academy

- Yannhely Rodriguez, Aquinas High School

- Antonio Santos, Herbert H. Lehman High School

- Erin Nicole Schlottman, Herbert H. Lehman High School

- Sheila Valerio, Validus Preparatory Academy

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 for more than 80 years, 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 three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Berkeley College high school scholars from South Bronx

Photo Caption A (L to R): High school seniors Angel Placeres of the southern Bronx, Alondra Corona of the central Bronx, Renee Amador and Cindy Peralta, both of the southern Bronx, and Ashley Disen of the central Bronx; Allison Best, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Midtown Manhattan; and high school senior Yannhely Rodriguez of the southern Bronx. The students received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.

Berkeley College high school scholars from South Bronx

Photo Caption B (L to R): High school seniors Jailene Guerrero of the central Bronx, Melany Pillcorema of the southern Bronx, and Stephanie Ortiz of Manhattan. The students received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.

Berkeley College high school scholars from South Bronx

Photo Caption C (L to R): Mariel Rosario, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Midtown Manhattan, and high school senior Thatiana Nolasco of the southern Bronx. Ms. Nolasco received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College. 

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