Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund Awards $20K in Scholarships

The Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund has announced their 2020 scholarship award recipients. This year’s recipients are:

  • Mr. Krish Patel from Henry P. Becton Regional High School
  • Mr. Brian Madura from Bergen County Technical High School
  • Mr. Joseph Lechuga from Bogota Junior/Senior High School
  • Mr. Glenn Carnero from Hackensack High School
  • Mr. Joseph Kim from Hasbrouck Heights High School
  • Mr. Roberto Martinez from Ridgefield Park Junior/Senior High School
  • Ms. Marta Graudina from Rutherford High School
  • Ms. Alyssa Jaipersaud from Secaucus High School
  • Mr. Orlando Bailey from Teaneck High School
  • Ms. Kylie Wasserman from Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School

The scholarship award recipients plan to pursue higher education in the fields of Aviation/Aerospace, Engineering, or Computer Science, are active in their communities and school, and have a strong academic record.

“The Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund gives me the opportunity to be a part of a charitable organization that places importance on giving back to the community by gathering private and corporate entities to award scholarships," Riddhi Nagrashna, Secretary for The Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund, said.

"I recall graduating from high school myself and feeling such gratitude for the scholarships that I received, as every bit helps whether it be for tuition, room/board, or books."

The year’s recipients plan to attend some of the most prestigious and renowned institutions, such as New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers School of Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Cornell University, Marist College, and Bergen County Community College.

“The Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund paves the way for tomorrow’s leaders by cementing their trajectories into the expansive fields in Aviation,” Ciba Williams, Treasurer for The Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund, said.

Since its inception in 1986, the Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund has been able to award over $280,750 to 250 local graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education.