We are proud to announce our 2022 SparkYouth Scholars!

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This year, SparkYouth’s Scholarship Awardees include 43 college-bound NYC students from our grantee programs who were each selected to receive a $1500 education supply scholarship. These students are headed to a variety of colleges including NYU, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Swarthmore, Howard, Georgetown, and John Jay College.

The SparkYouth Scholarship is designed to help first-year students finance educational supplies such as computers and books which are not typically covered by financial aid packages. The SparkYouth Scholars were selected based on applications detailing their accomplishments, financial need, and reflections on how their participation in the program set them up for future success.

SparkYouth NYC’s Board of Directors created the scholarship program to deepen our commitment to creating boundless futures for NYC youth. We are so proud of our SparkYouth Scholars, and we are honored to assist their college pursuits, especially as they continue navigating the lingering impact of the pandemic which has been financially devastating for many NYC families.

We congratulate these outstanding young people and wish them success in their pursuit of higher education. Check out THIS INSPIRING VIDEO of a few of our brilliant SparkYouth Scholars receiving news of their award!

2022 SparkYouth Scholars

Casper Abusharr

Justin Adames

Farhat Ahamed

Johanna Akakpo

Juannita Akakpo

Shriya Anand

Louis Aracena

Michael Balogun

Flora Chan

Kayley Chery

Pharana Cineas

Rahnaya Clarke

Kimario Davis

Zhen Ning Deng

Mykael Garrett

Lesley German

Ashton Hernandez

Muhammad Islam

Vanessa Iwuoha

Matarage Karunatilake

Mashiyat Khan

Vivian Lin

Giovana Maldonado

Daimien Marinez

Amia McDonald

Maiesha Muntaki

Sharona Nagamuthu

Muslimat Oguntola

Chimdindu Okafor

Alexa Okeke

Jacqueline Ordonez

James Palmer

Betsy-Jane Paul-Odionhin

Diego Perez Calixto

Rizouana Prome

Eddie Ramirez Saquic

Kylie-Nilah Richardson

Jaylene Rosario

Abeer Saed

Tiara Soto

Milena Veliz

Melodie Whiting

Mia Williams-Payne