Three Queensborough Community College students in Bayside are the recipients of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships.
The winners are Kyle Chin-How, Daysi Proano and Silvia Salamone.
They are three honor students among 90 selected from across the country for the scholarships, which are worth $40,000 a year. The funding continues until the recipients complete their undergraduate degree work.
Chin-How, who grew up in Flushing and now lives in Valley Stream, LI, is a model senator in the NY State Session Senate Project and has held leadership positions in student government.
He carries a 3.8 grade point average and established a student public speaking group at QCC. Chin-How will be making his decision later this week on future college plans.
Proano of East Elmhurst maintains a 3.85 GPA and is a bronze scholar on Coca-Cola’s 2015 community college academic team. A science major, she has interned at the National Science Foundation at Georgetown University and this year will do research at Princeton University.
She plans to attend John Jay College in the fall, majoring in forensic science.
Salamone of Bayside has a perfect 4.0 GPA. This year she was named as the first QCC gold scholar on Coca-Cola’s 2015 community college academic team.
She has been conducting nanochemistry research and presented her findings at a CUNY research symposium. Salamone will transfer to the University of Connecticut.
“It is an extraordinary accomplishment that three of the 90national scholarsselected came from Queensborough,” said Diane Call, president of QCC.“I am thrilled knowing that Queensborough continues to be recognized for its leadership in providing a high-quality education for all of our students.”
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