Camden Schools Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden Schools Foundation (CSF) has announced the names of the recipients of their annual scholarship. On June 21, 2022, 30 local high school seniors were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship for college expenses. The foundation has awarded more than $1.3M in scholarships and grants throughout Camden over the past 16 years.

“These students are our heroes. They represent all five public high schools,” said Jack Tarditi, CSF Board President. “We couldn’t be prouder of all they have accomplished, and we wish them all the success as they move on to college.”

The Foundation handed out the scholarship checks at a reception ceremony with photo opportunities and guest speakers. “I am overjoyed and so grateful for the partnership with the Camden Schools Foundation. Because of our ongoing relationship, we are able to award students not only with financial support, but with continuous commitment to ensure their next season is their best season,” said Katrina T. McCombs, State District Superintendent, Camden City School District.

“These students embody our most valuable resource and an investment in them is an investment in Camden’s future,” said Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen. “As Camden rises, it’s important that we celebrate the talented young people who are making a difference in the community. I commend the Camden Schools Foundation for supporting and recognizing these students as they excel academically. This represents another step towards a bright future for these scholars.”

The Camden Schools Foundation 2022 Scholarship Recipients:

Camden Big Picture Learning Academy
Asiya Calaf – Rowan University
Eliacim Cardona – Rowan University
Leilani Garcia – Rutgers University – Camden
Disneiry Jimenez – Rowan College at Burlington County
Sha’Nee Lewis – Rutgers University – Camden

Brimm Medical Arts High School
Paris Mears – Hampton University
Markees Mitchell – Albright University
Savannah Russell – Stockton University
Elizabeth Santiago – Rutgers University – Camden
La’Niyah Young – Lincoln University

Camden High School
Ronald Belcher III – Rowan University
Kenneth Gattis – Morgan State University
Brielle Jones – Morgan State University
Asia Perry – Camden County College
Nolan Wilkins – Rowan University

Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy
Jaeda Bell – Xavier University of Louisiana
Elijah Dawson – Clark Atlanta University
Eric Muse – Montclair State University
Haki Pratt – Morehouse College
Spencer Rembert – Rice University

Mastery High School of Camden
Joshua Araica – The College of New Jersey
Jaime Matute Bardales – Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Starla Nieves – Susquehanna University
Anaika Renteria – Seton Hall University
Emelia Sanchez – Rutgers University – Camden

Woodrow Wilson High School
Michael Estremera – Bowie State University
Luis Ramos Almanzar – Rowan University
Lila Roche – Rutgers University – Camden
Jeannette Nicole Rodriguez – Camden County College
DayShon Smith – Alvernia University