Bergen Foundation Awards Students $101k

Bergen President Michael D. Redmond, Ph.D., and scholarship recipient Fabiola Newman.

PARAMUS, N.J. – This year’s holiday “giving season” featured $101,000 in Bergen Community College Foundation scholarships for 124 students. The honorees, who received scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000, earned recognition for their academic performance and persistence. A ceremony for the scholarship award winners took place Dec. 5 at Bergen’s main campus. The foundation leads the application and disbursement process of student scholarships, which has awarded students approximately $20 million since its 1982 inception.

 

Scholarship recipients, by hometown:

Allendale

Shelley Capener, $1,000

 

Bayonne

Michele Youssef, $500

 

Bergenfield

Andres Gonzalez, $1,000

 

Bloomfield

Alexis Lawrence, $1,000

 

Bogota

Amima Chaudhry, $500

 

Cliffside Park

Shrankhla Chand, $1,000

Ryan Grossman, $500

 

Closter

Luiza Mircovich, $1,000

 

Dumont

Brian Muro, $1,000

 

East Rutherford

Cristian Teran, $500

 

Emerson

Aimee Balancio, $1,000

 

Englewood

Bryan Gomez, $1,000

Amber Mills, $1,000

Kimberly Salazar, $500

 

Fort Lee

Hyung Jin Kim, $500

 

Garfield

Nicholas Happel-Terzariol, $1,000

Alexander Kostovski, $1,000

Aida Molla, $500

Christopher Olszowy, $500

Elda Pere, $500

 

Edgewater

Grace Rwechungura, $1,000

 

Elmwood Park

Nidhiben Patel , $500

Arna Ruz, $500

Nicholas Scrivanich, $1,000

Ashley Swolek, $500

Carissa Tedesco, $500

Diala Yeshoua , $500

 

Fair Lawn

Mykhailo Malko, $1,000

Christopher Kinch, $500

Meredith Feola, $1,000

Anthony Revilla, $1,000

Rosio Sanchez-Montoya, $500

 

Fairview

Xiomara Ayala, $500

Lilianna Leuzzi, $1,000

 

Fort Lee

Adele Lipkin, $1,000

Hyung Jin Kim, $500

Jonghee Park, $1,000

 

Garfield

Christopher Eddy, $500

Oluwapelumi Esolade, $1,000

Agata Hetel, $1,000

 

Hackensack

Gabriella Menendez, $1,000

Eric Polanco, $1,000

 

Hasbrouck Heights

Tenzin Kalden , $1,000

Christian Ocampo, $500

 

Hawthorne

Gabriela Correa, $1,000

Shayla Lugo, $1,000

 

Hillsdale

Lazlo Horvath, $1,000

Mary Mortensen, $1,000

 

Jersey City

Marlen Herrara, $1,000

 

Kearny

Alicia Moran, $500

 

Leonia

Yuki Yamada, $500

 

Little Ferry

Glenda Nunagcatacutan, $1,000

Liza Tehawkha, $1,000

 

Lodi

Sophia Cassera, $500

Alyson Daleo, $500

Jessica Ichoa, $1,000

Nicole Infante, $1,000

Karla Paulino, $1,000

Luis Sanchez, $500

Anis Shili, $500

 

Lyndhurst

Betania Martins Dacosta, $500

Cristina Calvin, $1,000

Gianna Jacobelli, $500

 

Maywood

Nia Lee, $1,000

Nadine McManus, $500

Brian Mohar, $1,000

Vanessa Molina, $500

 

Midland Park

Sarah Meima, $1,000

 

Monsey, New York

Rachel Lieber, $1,000

 

North Arlington

Jeremy Nifras, $1,000

Meghavi Pandya, $500

 

North Bergen

Marcelo Nardella, $1,000

 

Oakland

Daniele Kim, $1,000

Theresa Cruciata, $1,000

Nicolette Goldhirsch, $1,000

 

Oak Ridge

Lynzie Northrup, $1,000

 

Old Tappan

Junbyung Chae, $1,000

 

Palisades Park

Arthur Im, $1,000

 

Paramus
Dewa Syed Matiullah, $1,000

 

Passaic

Chayna Abraham, $500

 

Piscataway

Rebecca Oliva, $1,000

 

Ramsey

John Tully, $1,000

 

Ridgefield

Rabia Hafsa Oksuz, $1,000

Talin Toubrakji, $1,000

 

Ridgefield Park

Ariana Basdeo, $500

Valerie Correa, $500

Anna Dalton, $1,000

Jan Talingdan, $500

 

Ridgewood

Christine Brigliadoro, $500

Gina Han, $1,000

 

River Edge

Michael Khederlarian, $1,000

 

River Vale

Christine Han, $500

 

Rochelle Park

Camila Abelaj, $500

Jiyoun Lee, $500

 

Rutherford

Maddalena Carpignano, $1,000

Kaitlyn Hirst, $1,000

Fabiola Newman, $500

Kristen Webster, $500

 

Saddle Brook

Caitlin Conway, $1,000

 

Secaucus

Nur Abouzid, $1,000

 

Teaneck

Kathleen Bowes, $1,000

Ayesha Javed, $500

Rafael Zarifa, $1,000

 

Union City

Juan Aguirre, $500

 

Wallington

Edward Konopka, $1,000

Robert Krasowski, $1,000

Jemil Srejic, $1,000

Maciej Szajwaj, $500

 

Wayne

Joshua Bandiola, $1,000

Jessica Zuber, $1,000

 

Weehawken

Viktoriya Barabash, $1,000

 

Westwood

Elena Pietrocco, $1,000

 

Wood Ridge

Kristine Amels, $1,000

Ilaria  Cangialosi, $1,000

Tyler Zamski, $1,000

 

Woodcliff Lake

Taylore Evola, $1,000

 

Woodland Park

Katalina Escobar, $1,000

 

Wyckoff

Mergim Kica, $1,000

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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