CCNY President Lisa S. Coico (fifth from left) with the latest cohort of City College President's Community Scholars.
High-achieving students from Upper Manhattan and Bronx receive stipends covering tuition
Nine high-achieving students from upper Manhattan and the Bronx are the latest recipients of City College of New York President's Community scholarships to study free at CCNY.
The freshmen, mostly from immigrant families, are the fifth cohort of Community Scholars since the program began in 2010. CCNY President Lisa S. Coico introduced the scholarships shortly after her tenure began to strengthen the links between the institution and the surrounding community. To date, 44 students have received scholarships.
The 2014 CCNY President's Community Scholars are:
- Raven Browne, Frederick Douglass Academy;
- Katherine Burgos, HS for Media and Communications;
- Jordy Caceres, HS for Media and Communications;
- Barbara Colon, City College Academy of the Arts;
- Mnurh Nagi, City College Academy of the Arts;
- Clara Pena, Gregorio Luperon HS;
- Nestor Ramos, HS for Media and Communications;
- Juliana Rodriguez, City College Academy of the Arts;
- Aminatou Wouliyou, Frederick Douglass Academy.
For Ms. Wouliyou's Harlem-based family, immigrants from Cameroon via Egypt, the scholarship is a remarkable second honor. Her older brother Daoud Nsangou was in the first cohort of Community Scholars in 2010. He graduated from City College last May with a degree in computer science.
"I was inspired by Daoud receiving his scholarship," said the biology major. "This is big for me because it means a chance for me to get an education."
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Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.