Bergen Community College Foundation Scholarships Support Student Success

Bergen Community College Foundation

Bergen Community College Foundation Awards Scholarships: The Bergen Community College Foundation distributed approximately $200,000 to 169 students during its annual spring scholarship awards ceremony held on 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 Bergen Community College Foundation 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, 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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