Announcing Our 2021 SparkYouth Scholars

Graduating Seniors

We are delighted to announce our 2021 SparkYouth Scholars! Our 2021 Scholars include 38 college bound NYC students who were selected to receive scholarship awards of $1000 to $1500 each. These students are headed to a variety of colleges including the following: Cornell, MIT, Brandeis, Tufts, Syracuse, Howard, Georgia Tech, and NYU.

The SparkYouth Scholarship is designed to help matriculating first year students from SparkYouth’s grantee programs finance educational supplies such as computers and books, expenses not covered by financial aid packages. The SparkYouth Scholars were selected based upon applications detailing their academic accomplishments, financial need, and reflections on how their participation in the program set them up for future success. This year we awarded $49,000 in scholarships and will continue this program in the future.

SparkYouth NYC’s board created the scholarship program to deepen its commitment to creating boundless futures for NYC youth. We are so proud is of how hard our SparkYouth Scholars are working to achieve success, and we are thrilled to be able to assist their college pursuits, especially during this pandemic which has been financially devastating for many NYC families.

We congratulate these outstanding young people and wishes them success in their pursuit of higher education. (Photo Credit: Breakthrough NY and America on Tech)

2021 SparkYouth Scholars

Jalyn Allen

Rofeeah Ayeni

Rodolfo Baez

Yayner Barrios

Nataly Castillo

Roshely Cipriano

Famourlaye Cisse

Jamaly Collado

Carlos Deleon

Urmi Devi

Jeffrey Donkor-Wiafe

Josefina Flores

Brando Francisco

Carlos Garcia

Fryda Garcia

Keyla Garcia

Dariana Gonzalez

Melissa Jimenez-Camejo

Alex Koiv

Yankuba Konteh

Jiajun Lin

Siera Long

Muntasha Lopa

Juliana Lucas

Michelle Martinez

Ana Mejia

Lesley Miron

Jennifer Oliveros Chalen

Utsha Paul

Alexis Perez

Kiara Rivas

Jaden Samuels

George Sucuzhanay

Alexis Tecorral

Christopher Ticona

Precious Tormale

James Wong

Xiuwen Zhu