Natasha Pineiros Spotlight

“When I learned I was eligible for NJ STARS, I gave Bergen Community College a chance and it provided me more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. Knowing I had the financial backing of NJ STARS, I was able to focus my energy on my academics and student involvement, explore my career options, and apply to colleges and scholarships upon graduation; all of which allowed me to earn my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree debt-free,” said Natasha Piñeiros who transferred to the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) after Bergen.

2014-2015 Student Government Association Vice President
2015 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar of 90 students in the U.S.
Judith K. Winn School of Honors Dual Honors Award
Graduated with a 4.0 GPA

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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