Southern Bronx 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. 

“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: 

- Katherine Almonte, St. Catharine Academy
- Milanneris Almonte, Bronx Leadership Academy High School
- Keliza Alvarez, Harvest Collegiate High School
- Mariama Bah, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
- Bianca Blanco, Cardinal Spellman High School
- Willy Brito, Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications
- Romariel Cepeda, Mott Hall High School
- Ismael Garcia, All Hallows High School
- Edona Gjonbalaj, Preston High School
- Edith Gomez, Women’s Academy of Excellence
- Brandon Gutierrez, St. Raymond High School for Boys
- Travis Harley, Talent Unlimited High School
- Aneesa Khan, The Bronx Guild
- Ashley Lopez, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
- Kevin Luna, Academy of Environmental Science Secondary High School
- Mohamed Magassa, Frederick Douglass Academy
- Kiana McLeod, University Prep Charter High School
- Marquise Mellette, Harry S. Truman High School
- Saddiya Mohamed, Herbert H. Lehman High School
- Stefan Munroe, High School for Energy and Technology
- Phyllis Neequaye, Bronx Preparatory Charter School
- Lillian Olivares, Felisa Rincón de Gautier Institute for Law and Public Policy
- Gianni Palacios, Preston High School
- Emilly Perez, Women’s Academy of Excellence
- Jessica Rosas, The Cinema School
- Michel Villalobos, Community School for Social Justice
- Ofelia Zapata, The High School of Fashion Industries 

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 Bronx South

Photo Caption (L to R): Students Michel Villalobos, Kiana McLeod, Mohamed Magassa, Milanneris Almonte, Mariama Bah, Romariel Cepeda, Katherine Almonte, Emilly Perez, Marquise Mellette, Bianca Blanco, and Kevin Luna,all of the southern Bronx. The students received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.

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