Camden Schools Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Camden Schools Foundation (CSF) awarded $75,000 in scholarships to local Camden youth in an event on June 24, 2021. Seniors from 6 local high schools were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship for college expenses. The foundation has awarded more than $1M in scholarships and grants throughout Camden over the past 13 years.

“These students are our heroes. They represent all five public high schools and one renaissance charter school in Camden,” 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 in an outdoor event where board members and volunteers cheered on the students as they posed with balloons and a giant check. “This event reminded us all why we do what we do,” said Dawn Epstein, CSF Executive Director. “Seeing the students and their families as they received their scholarships was so uplifting. We are so proud of them.”

The event was made possible with the support of the City of Camden Department of Public Works, the Camden Parking Authority, and The Camden Store. 

Watch 6ABC’s news package on CSF’s Scholarship Event here.

View photos from the event here.

The Camden Schools Foundation 2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Camden Big Picture Learning Academy

Selena Gibson  – Rutgers New Brunswick

Devin Benson – Holy Family University

Shai’Asia Baker – Rutgers New Brunswick

Cordajah Jones – Rutgers Camden

Felicia Jackson – Rowan University

Brimm Medical Arts High School

Tahirra Burch – Stockton University 

Diana Byrd – The College of New Jersey

Jaylin Colon – Ramapo College

Jordan Hawkins – University of Arizona

Madizon Martinez – Camden County College

Camden High School

Destiny Adams – Camden County College

Zaire  Johnson – Rowan University

A’Janay Turner – Benedict College

Jaylin Walker – Camden County College

Ta’Quan Woodley – University of South Carolina

Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy

Iyona Black – Rutgers New Brunswick

Zackary Brown – Rowan University

Lawrence Custis – Howard University

Zhamina Faulkner – Barnard College of Columbia University

Juh’ran Scott – Berklee College of Music

Mastery High School of Camden

Ruqayyah Banks – Rutgers Camden

Jayanna Jackson – Alvernia University

Tayvon  Lee – LaSalle University

Makiyah Pollitt – Stockton University

Erielys Vicente – Rowan University

Woodrow Wilson High School

Tahmere Coleman – Stockton University

Debani Mercado – Stockton University

Nionna Miller – University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Natalia  Ortiz Paulino – Rowan University

Lamajanee Scott – Camden County College