Spring Creek Towers’ 2018 Scholarship Program Winners

BY: PAMELA STERN

High school seniors embark on many things throughout their last year of school, like their prom, graduation and then what their next step will be! They go and visit different colleges and universities to see which would best prepare them for their choice of career. This decision could be overwhelming. Making the right choice of college, university, business school or specialty training schools may be compelling, but this is the first step towards attaining their career goal. In addition to choosing the right path which will lead them to their choice of career comes the concern of the financial cost to continue their education.

The Spring Creek Towers (SCT) Scholarship Program has been awarding high school seniors scholarships annually since 1986 to ease some of the financial burden for SCT high school seniors and their families. Over 1.2 million dollars has been awarded since the inception of the program. This year twelve high school seniors were awarded scholarships, three were awarded Academic Scholarships and five were awarded Community Service Scholarships.

Each of these twelve recipients have clear aspirations, and with the help of the SCT Towers Scholarship Program, they will be on their way to further their education and fulfill their dreams and aspirations.

SCT Scholarship eligibility requirements include; high school transcripts, SAT scores, a written essay, letters of recommendation, documentation of community service, and an in person interview with the selection committee.

If you would like more information about the Spring Creek Towers Scholarship Program, please visit the website at http://springcreekscholarshipprogram.org

Congratulations to all of the Spring Creek Towers Scholarship recipients!

Photos by: Pamela Stern

Amoz Hunter
High School:
Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS College: Morehouse College
Major: Biology
Career Goal: Anesthesiologist
Interests: Amoz enjoys hip-hop, ballet and modern jazz dance, and reading fiction books.

Arielle Appolon
High School: Middlewood HS
College: City College (CUNY)
Major: Nursing
Career Goal: Pediatrician
Interests: Arielle sings Soprano, she writes lyrics to music and likes working with children.

Azizat Osinaike
High School: Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS College: St Joseph’s University
Major: Psychology and Business
Career Goal: Lawyer/Hospital Administrator Interests: Azizat enjoys reading, creative writing, music and the sound of the rain.

Carmen Tang
High School: Brooklyn Technical HS College: Rochester Institute of technology
Major: Computer Science
Career Goal: Software Engineer
Interests: Carmen plays both the violin and the piano. She enjoys baking Apple Pie.

 

Dalia Turner
High School: Digits Arts & Cinema Technology HS
College: Fairleigh Dickinson University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Career Goal: Mechanical Engineering Director
Interests: Dalia enjoys photography, videography and the music of Jay Cole.

Elijah Allen
High School: Pathways to Technology HS College: City Tech (CUNY)
Major: Business
Career Goal: in the Business field Interests: Elijah likes to travel, enjoys the arts, museums, and learning about different cultures.

Kamai Pugh
High School: Performing Arts & Technology HS
College: North Carolina A & T State University
Major: Chemistry
Career Goal: Pharmacist
Interests: Kamai enjoys dancing, and music from the 1960s to the 1990s. She knows how to speak in French and is learning Russian and Spanish.

Matthew Ashley
High School: Nazareth Regional HS
College: Lincoln University
Major: Biology
Career Goal: Pediatrician
Interests: Matthew relishes his free time playing video games. Matthew created a curriculum in his school called Black Studies.

Michael Khaimov**
High School: Yeshiva Tiferet Tzion
College: Yeshiva Mikdash Melech, then continuing at Touro
Major: In the Medical Field
Career Goal:To work in the medical field Interests: Michael takes pleasure in learning about his religion. He likes music and basketball.                                 
**Michael Khaimov is the recipient of the Marie E. Purnell Community Service Scholarship, awarded in honor of Marie E. Purnell, former president of SCTA, and who volunteered her free time working for the betterment of the Spring Creek Towers Community.

 

Princess Lewis
High School: Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS
College: Virginia State University
Major: Communications/Media
Career Goal: TV Host or Tv Broadcaster Interests: Princess listens to hip –hop music and likes the music from the 80s and 90s. She has a flare for cosmetology.

Taina Morales
High School: Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS
College: John Jay College (CUNY)
Major: Forensic Science
Career Goal: Forensic Lab Technician Interests: Taina revels in painting, science, creating arts and crafts, and loves horror movies.

Tyaree Ragin
High School: City Poly HS
College: Medgar Evers College
Major: Computer Science
Career Goal: Computer Systems Analyst Interests: Tyaree relishes in hip-hop, rock and R & B music. He has a passion for photography, and traveling.