Southern Queens High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships

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High school students from the southern 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.

“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 Queens have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:

- Siam Ayon of Jamaica, Hillside Arts and Letters Academy

- Briana Cross of Jamaica, Martin Van Buren High School

- Yoselin Flores of Woodhaven, Richmond Hill High School

- Brianna Gregory of Howard Beach, Christ the King Regional High School

- Jason Griffith of Hollis, Holy Cross High School

- Stephanie Guevara of Richmond Hill, John Adams High School

- Mir Ahnaf Husain of Hollis, Martin Van Buren High School

- Kouroutimi Kaba of Jamaica, Martin Van Buren High School

- Alliyah Khan of South Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill High School

- Asia Nicole Matthews of St. Albans, York Early College Academy

- Talles Moreira of Jamaica, Holy Cross High School

- Saira Muzahir of Richmond Hill, Al-Ihsan Academy

- Megil Patterson of Cambria Heights, High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety

- Robert Ramirez of Richmond Hill, High School of Graphic Communication Arts

- Samantha Ramos of Ozone Park, The Mary Louis Academy

- Emilio Romero of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill High School

- Dona Slay of Jamaica, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

- Faithann Weimer of Woodhaven, Marta Valle High School

- Jahliyah Williams of Springfield Gardens, Saint Francis Preparatory School

- Cherrish Wilson of St. Albans, Christ the King Regional High School

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 Southern Queens
Photo Caption (L to R): High school seniors Asia Nicole Matthews and Cherrish Wilson, both of St. Albans; Allison Best, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Midtown Manhattan; and senior Faithann Weimer of Woodhaven. The students received scholarships to attend Berkeley College. 

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