We are Proud to Announce Our 2023 SparkYouth Scholars!

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This year, SparkYouth’s Scholarship Awardees include 60 college-bound NYC students from our grantee programs who were each selected to receive a general supplies scholarship from SparkYouth. These students are headed to a variety of prestigious colleges including NYU, Princeton, Tufts, Bucknell, Columbia, Rice, Vanderbuilt, Amherst, 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 academic accomplishments and reflections on how their participation in SparkYouth’s grantee programs set them up for future success.

SparkYouth NYC created the scholarship program as part of our continued commitment to creating boundless futures for NYC youth. We are so proud of how hard our SparkYouth Scholars are working to achieve success, and we are thrilled to assist them as they begin their college journey.

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

2023 SparkYouth Scholars

Nafi Abubakar

Lucas Austin

Lizbeth Becerra

Mikayle Despaigne

Jonathan Ekweji

Jayden Ford

Emily Francisco

Kevin Guroodat

Samuel Hernandez Balderas

Victoria Jean

Rami Kenawi

Nosaifa Lima

Kristine Ann Martinez

Sarah Mashiat

Karen Maza Delgado

Margaret Okonya

Nicolas Pena

Alexandra Perez Flores

Brandon Ramirez

Rabina Rasul

Steven Rivera

Mariana Ronquillo

Naimur Tanim

Bryce Hall-Knight

Darlene Rodriguez

Je'laya Johnson

Rose Ahmed

Emmanuel Guzman

Rafael Lopez

Grace (Luka) Ramkissoon

Nantene Ba

Fatoumata Barry

Gorgui Seck

Taniyah Muhammad

Matthew Belgrave

Allyssa Jeanty

Mohammed Nahid

Nyani Warner

Laura Ozoria

Nina Mananu

Diana Azizova

Hudson Chou

Thiti Das

Ma-Sadio Faye

Laura Gomez

Zoe Gupton

Nya Masoni

Samirali Masoud

Madeline Mayes

Skyla Monroe

Eshaal Naveed

Motunrayo Owoborode

Khushi Patel

Elise Prophete

Liana Reyes

Elina Salikhova

Sumaiya Sayeed

Chloe Zhao