Foundation Scholarships Support Student Success

Nearly 170 students received scholarships from the Bergen Community College Foundation this spring.

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College Foundation distributed approximately $200,000 to 169 students during its annual spring scholarship awards ceremony May 9. Each of the scholarships – funded by community members, faculty and staff – carries its own unique criteria, providing opportunities for many subsets of the Bergen student body.

The Bergen Community College Foundation leads the application and disbursement process, which has totaled nearly $20 million since its inception in 1982. The College has raised more than $200,000 for future student scholarships as part of its 50th anniversary celebration this year.

Spring 2018 scholarship recipients, by hometown:

 

Andover

Geraldine Mae Lua, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Bayonne

Michele Youssef, $500, Ira Kaltman Scholarship Fund

 

Belleville

Ralph Ricciardi, $1,000, Stryker Orthopedics Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Bergenfield

Abiegail Cajayon, $1,000, SUEZ NJ Scholarship Fund

Erica Contiliano, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Bloomfield

Giavonna White, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Bogota

David Alfaro, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Selena Sustache, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Caldwell

Daniel Drury, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Carlstadt

Madeline Glanville, $1,000, Verizon Scholarship Fund

Cesar Michael Hernandez, $2,000, Prof. Robert Neil Ender Memorial Computer Science Award

Ronika Khanuja, $1,000, Indian-American of Paramus Scholarship

 

Cliffside Park

Maira Quintero, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

Andrea Guzman, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Clifton

Michael Bode, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Stephanie DeFalco, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Ashley Macote, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Closter

Luiza Mircovich, $500, Michael Orlando Scholarship Fund

 

Cresskill

Caroline Sabsoul Moreno, $1,000, Anthony Schepisi Memorial Fund

 

Demarest

Camila Nunes Franco, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

 

Dumont

Brian Muro, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Rachel Valentino, $1,000, Bergen County Retired Educators Association Scholarship

 

East Orange

Heather Anderson, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Edison

Evans-Hoff Cacheca, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Elmwood Park

Brian Aguirre, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

Onur Hamza Bas, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Massiel Concepcion, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Kelly Nutile, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Adelajda Turku, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Yanyu Zheng, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Englewood

Hyangmok Baek, $1,000, SUEZ NJ Scholarship Fund

Luisa Cuadros, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

Luisa Cuadros, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Nina Darbouze, $1,500, David A. Gille Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Bryant Gomez, $1,000, SUEZ NJ Scholarship Fund

Sara Grant, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Hae Sun Lee, $2,000, Michael J. Esposito Restricted Scholarship

Mahila Ned, $1,000, The Murphy Family Scholarship

Christopher Pridemore, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Fair Lawn

Camila Abarca, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Joshua Bank, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Noam Galinsky, $2,000, Sidney Silverman Scholarship fund

Kaitlyn Hoefler, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Nari Kim, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Christopher Kinch, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Paul Lazaro, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Mykhailo Malko, $1,000, Stryker Orthopedics Restricted Scholarship Fund

Qui Thi Qui Nguyen, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

John Pagios, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

Jennifer Garcia, $800, Ellen Fressola Nursing Scholarship

 

Fairview

Jasmine Asto, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Xiomara Ayala, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

Doreta Biba, $1,000, Bogota Savings Bank Scholarship

David Cardona, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Sasha De La Torre, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Fort Lee

June Cutrupi, $1,000, Tolve Hospitality/ Culinary Arts Scholarship

Mingma Dorjee Sherpa, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

 

Franklin Lakes

Brenda Robinson, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

 

Garfield

Zhane Ball, $2,454.75, Philip Begonja Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Roida Cenomeri, $2,000, Michael J. Esposito Restricted Scholarship

Pamela Mautino, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Aida Molla, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

Alexander Kostovski, $2,000, Prof. Robert Neil Ender Memorial Computer Science Award

 

Glen Rock

Emily Moretti, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Josh Remer, $1,000, Harold Winn, M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship

 

Hackensack

Natasha Grant, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Afrah Loskor, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Eric Polanco, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Amanee Pettway, $5,000, Gourmet Dining Travel Abroad Scholarship

 

Haledon

James Incorvaia, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Harrison

Kimberly Alban, $1,000, Franco-Miranda Scholarship Fund

 

Hasbrouck Heights

Taylor Hawkins, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

Tenzin Kalden, $1,000, Lakeland Bank Scholarship

 

Hawthorne

August Bausewein, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

Gabriela Correa, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

 

Hewitt

Sean Schambelan, $500, DeMarzio Memorial Award

 

Hoboken

Amina Muka, $1,000, Traphagen Family Scholarship Fund

 

Jersey City

Marlen Herrera, $1,000, Franco-Miranda Scholarship Fund

Vishal Sanghvi, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

 

Kearny

Marcela Czekalski Hornung, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Alicia Moran, $750, Information Technology Scholarship Fund

 

Little Ferry

Klea Cabej, $1,000, Ethel Pelletiere Scholarship Fund

Mikiko Freund, $3,000, Prof. Robert Neil Ender Memorial Mathematics Award

Lisbeth Polo, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Sevum Taymaz, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

 

Lodi

Vanessa Arcila, $600, Title V Grant “Pathway Scholars Fund”

Mairveille Elvire Bakobi Ndebo, $1,000, Lakeland Bank Scholarship

Nicole Cacciatore, $3,200, Philip Begonja Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Kenida Calderon Nunez, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Remila Jasharllari, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Lindsey Njanja, $2,000, David & May Bogen Fund

 

Lyndhurst

Alexandra Corby, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Gianna Jacobelli, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Mahwah

Riyaben Chaudhary, $1,000, Indian-American of Paramus Scholarship

 

Maywood

Francesca Oliveri, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Midland Park

Sarah Meima, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Chloe Zuidema, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

 

Montvale

Stephanie Bryant, $750, Donald & Joan Gordon Murko VTS

 

Morristown

Christopher Oehley, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Mount Arlington

Ashlee Rogalsky, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

New Milford

Keanu Carbon, $1,000, A.M. “Bud” D’Alessandro Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Alyssa Denning, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Shantelle Guinto, $1,000, College Club of Ridgewood Scholarship

Nicole Pratt, $1,000, Audrey Stephan Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund

Gahyoun Song, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

 

North Arlington

Rachel Hall, $1,500, Maura Soehnlein Memorial Scholarship

 

Norwood

Jamie Dercole, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Oakland

Angelina Bioletti, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Antony Crespo, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Theresa Cruciata, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Antonio Petrazzuolo, $1,000, Wilmington Trust, An M&T Company Scholarship

 

Old Tappan

Seong Yoon Oh, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

 

Oradell

Megin Case, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Christine Walsh, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

 

Palisades Park

Sophia Rahman, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

 

Passaic

Anthony Aguilera, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

Michael Martinez Vidals, $750, Information Technology Scholarship Fund

 

Park Ridge

Kole Kilmurray, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Passaic

Lydia Knott, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Paterson

Claudine Belford, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Razu Monnan, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Pearl River, New York

Haley Huffman, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Ridgefield Park

Laura Fernandez, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Valeria Correa, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

Arianna Basedeo, $1,000, Nick Anagnostakos Scholarship Fund

Kaisy Suarez Rojas, $2,000, Michael J. Esposito Restricted Scholarship

 

Ridgewood

Amanda Amoruso, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Christina Brigliadoro, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Daniel Fandino, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

Maria Khalitov, $2,000, Prof. Robert Neil Ender Memorial Computer Science Award

 

Ringwood

Christen Sinclair, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

 

River Edge

Michael Khederlarian, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Madison Surian, $1,565, Dr. Bernard Casella Scholarship Fund

 

River Vale

Christine Han, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Matthew Rogich, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Sofya Vaynshteyn, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Rochelle Park

Louma Hannawi, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Prince Seabrooks, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

 

Rutherford

Layal Aboukaf, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Maddalena Carpignano, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Kristen Wester, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Saddle Brook

Jacquelyn Carrillo, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Brittany MacDonald, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Saddle River

Tatiane de Fatima Dutra, $1,000, Kenneth Edelson Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Stewartsville, New York

James Race Jr., $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

 

Suffern, New York

Olena Yemtchuk, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Teaneck

Kofi Owusu-Abboah, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Arian Richardson, $500, W.F. Coggie Scholarship Fund

Daniyal Syed, $2,000, Michael J. Esposito Restricted Scholarship

Farhana Yasmin, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Rafael Zarifa, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Tenafly

Andres Giraldo, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Basil Mohamed-Sulieman, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Eleonora Tatazi, $1,000, Joseph and Ana Martucci Scholarship Fund

Katherine Temple, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Union City

Daniel Barranco, $1,000, Hamm Family Scholarship

 

Vernon

Stephanie Bahamonde, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Waldwick

Aaron Barthold, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Giovanni Lindsay, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Wayne

Yousif Shamil, $1,000, Wilmington Trust, An M&T Company Scholarship

 

West New York

Giovani Carmona, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

 

West Milford

Anna Simmons, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Westwood

JungHyun Kim, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, enrolls 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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