29 Students awarded 2018 Dominican Day Parade Scholarships

Twenty-nine exceptional students with a Dominican heritage were awarded 2018 Dominican Day Parade scholarships in a ceremony titled, “Our Future, Our Youth” at the Wildlife  Conservation Society in the Bronx Zoo on February 22, 2018.

“Our Future, Our Youth”

The students were selected after a nationwide competition. Luis Gerardo Núñez anchor for Telemundo 47’s noon news was master of ceremonies. Three-time Major League Baseball All-Star Francisco “Coco” Cordero encouraged students to work tirelessly to achieve their dreams.

“This year’s applicants surpassed our expectation,” said Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Ramona Hernandez, Ph.D. “Their essays are a testament to the Dominican legacy we want to uphold and instill for generations to come.”

Education is the key to success in American society. In the last three years, the Dominican Day Parade has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships.

2018 Dominican Day Parade Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Dominican Day Parade Scholarship winners (sorted by last name):

A, B, C

Zuleica Alcantara of NYU
Yanireth Benzo of Pace University
Jessica Bonifacio of Hunter College
Daniguel Cabrera of Metropolitan College of New York
Marlena Candelario Romero of Ithaca College
Ashley Castillo of Marist College
Nerys M Castillo-Santana of Syracuse University
Orosmar Cuevas of Queens College
Emmanuel Duran of Middlebury College

D, E, F

Nicole Doyle of Marist College
Jorge Estevez of The City College of New York City
Fraynette Familia of Lafayette College

G, H, L

Kaleigh Garraffa of Marist College
Angie M Hernandez of Pena Brooklyn College
Alyssa Liriano of The City College of New York

M, N

Emily Martinez of Valencia College, FL
Michelle Martinez of Syracuse University
Nicole Mejia of Manhattan College
Jei Mota of Middlesex County College
Francina Nuñez of Miami Dade College
Josue Nunez of the Manhattan School of Music
Michelle Nunez of Syracuse University

R, S, Z

Isaias Rivas of Manhattan College
John Rojas of Colby Sawyer College
Tiffany Rosario of Marist College
Geormary Sanchez of John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Yamily Santana of Union County College
Dhaynan Solano of Purchase College
Ariana Zapata of Syracuse University

We are counting on you to chase your dreams fiercely, and to help our Dominican – American communities make positive contributions to American and Dominican life.

For more information, visit dominicanparade.org


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