Bergen County High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations


High school students from Bergen 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.

“We congratulate you on earning a scholarship to Berkeley College to continue your education and build upon your impressive record of achievement,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “We believe in you and your future.  As you consider the choices before you, take a moment to think about how you can best utilize your talents to positively change the lives of others. The only limits to your success are the limits you place on yourself.” 

The following students have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:

- Claritza Abad of Elmwood Park, Memorial High School
- Leonel Cerdas of Wallington, Wallington High School
- Neopolo Fuentes of Garfield, Garfield High School
- Ahtziri Garcia of Garfield, Garfield High School
- Diana Gomez of Rochelle Park, Hackensack High School
- Philip Iacovelli of Wood-Ridge, Wood-Ridge High School
- Brian Pena of Lodi, Lodi High School
- Camila Polanco of Garfield, Bergen Arts and Science Charter High School
- Maria Roman of Wallington, Wallington High School
- Rachel Trippeda of Saddle Brook, Saddle Brook High School
- Maria Viedman of Lodi, Lodi High School
- Shannon Walby of Saddle Brook, Bergen County Technical School, Paramus
- Nikodem Wojtowicz of Wallington, Wallington High School

About Berkeley College
Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College has campuses in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, as well as in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY, with more than 5,700 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for seven consecutive years. The website address is 

The mission of Berkeley College is to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers.