Bronx High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations


High school students from 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 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:

- Donika Dedushaj, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College 
- Aisseta Dembele, Explorations Academy High School
- Jordi Flores Juarez, West Bronx Academy for the Future 
- Amir Gooden, Democracy Prep Harlem High
- Emily Gordon, Cathedral High School
- Atyab Jagirdar, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
- Lizbet Lucero, Saint Barnabas High School
- Rachell Mariano, Schuylerville Preparatory High School
- Verdo Mcteer, Harry S. Truman High School
- Jenny Nathooram, Theatre Arts Production Company School
- Christopher Perez, Herbert H. Lehman High School
- Francis Ramos, Cardinal Spellman High School
- Brandon Santana, All Hallows High School
- Astride Toh, Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter 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 Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY, as well as in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, 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.