SparkYouth Announces 2020 Spark Scholars

Graduating Seniors

We are delighted to announced our 2020 Spark Scholars! This year's Scholars include 45 college bound NYC students who were selected to receive scholarship awards of $1000 to $2000 each.

The SparkYouth Scholarship is designed to help rising college students from SparkYouth’s cohort of member programs finance educational supplies such as computers and books, expenses not covered by financial aid packages. The Spark 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 $75,000 in scholarships and hope to 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 Spark 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)

2020 Scholarship Recipient List

Hushnud Amridinov

Kadidjatou Ba

Jayson Baptiste

Marlyatou Barry

Anne-Marie Batista

Taylor Bennett

Donovan Burgos

Amaris Carrillo

Wei Da Chen

Diana Diakite

Latif Diaoune

Darius Ervin

Aly Farciert

Jordan Flete

Meiqin Gao

Mohammed Ibrahim

Adelaide Ilyasov

Olukemi Jemilugba

Devin Lin

William Lin

Jiajun Lin

Ashley Lopez

Josephine Man


Maria Martinez

Raquel McCallum

Brittany Mclarty

Joshua Muhammad

Joana Olivares

Kenya Pascascio

Caylan Pasley

Shedeline Paul

Kenneth Perez

Wayne Peterkin

Jacqueline Pineda

Kaustubh Prabhakar

Nikhil Prajith Kumar

Utsha Saha

Jessie Sarmiento

Astride Toh

Frank Vasquez

Leslie Villegas