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. 

“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: 

- Rougiatou Bah of Jamaica, John Bowne High School
- Aleah Clarke of Jamaica, High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety
- Fernanda Cuzco of Ozone Park, Richmond Hill High School
- Tiffany Drakes of Jamaica, Rockaway Collegiate High School
- Carena Dudnath of Hollis, Math, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School
- Jamal Gittens of Rosedale, High School for Community Leadership
- Tayah Green of Jamaica, John Bowne High School
- Germaine Jeanty of Cambria Heights, George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences
- Nadira Khan of South Ozone Park, Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
- Carlton Maddix of Jamaica, York Early College Academy
- Kumal Narine of South Richmond Hill, John Adams High School
- Brian Ramjattan of South Richmond Hill, Hillcrest High School
- Russell Ramsumair of Jamaica, Hillside Arts and Letters Academy
- Devika Satianand of South Richmond Hill, John Adams High School
- Padmini Singh of Ozone Park, Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
- Cory Soodoo of Jamaica, George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences
- Imanee Soto of South Ozone Park, Forest Hills High School
- Angie Zavala of Jamaica, Aviation 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

Photo Caption (L to R): Standing: Students Kumal Narine of South Richmond Hill; Carlton Maddix of Jamaica; Padmini Singh of Ozone Park; Jamal Gittens of Rosedale; Luan Ximines, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Midtown Manhattan; Angie Zavala of Jamaica; and Russell Ramsumair of Jamaica. Seated: Students Knyankah Cunningham of Valley Stream; Aleah Clarke of Jamaica; and Fernanda Cuzco of Ozone Park. The students received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.

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