2019 UNIQUELY U RECIPIENTS

After reviewing hundreds of applications received from across Long Island and around New York City, Usdan chose five young artists to receive full seven-week Uniquely U scholarships in 2019.

DANCE RECIPIENT & FINALISTS

  • Scholarship Recipient - Aissatou Bah, 6th Grade, New York

  • Finalist – Tyriek Walker, 6th Grade, Brooklyn
  • Semi-Finalist - Daphne Vaisman, 5th Grade, Central Islip
  • Semi-Finalist – Carmeli Blum, 7th Grade, Chestnut Ridge
  • Semi-Finalist – Chloe Nuccio, 5th Grade, East Northport

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Melania Antongiovanni | Anastasia Cirone | Sophia Correa | Yisel Dejesus | Joshua Ellison | Liz Evangelista-Lopez | Daniel Gomez | Destiny Herrera | Vivian Hough | Lili Kalemi| Sean Lei | Kaylee Mayer | Naomi Palaguachi | Sophia Recine | Mia Rothstein | Daniz Sadikhova | Charlotte Stratton | Chloé Strong | Leila-Rose Torres | Anna Zaretser | Cynthia Zheng

MUSIC RECIPIENT & FINALISTS

  • Scholarship Recipient - Akari Hunte, 8th Grade, Brooklyn


  • Finalist – Aaron Levinson, 4th Grade, Forest Hills
  • Finalist – Joe Stroppel, 11th Grade, Glen Cove
  • Semi-Finalist – Robert Alvarado, 11th Grade, Ronkonkoma
  • Semi-Finalist – Grace Mineo, 9th Grade, Bay Shore

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Maya Aboutaleb | Keira Aebisher | Brody Ajemian | Jake Albert | Luke Albert | Maya Barrientos Berzosa| Eddie Baulch | Jenya Bawa | Brady Bedell | Maddy Boorman | Ethan Borda | Brynn Burke | Harrison Candelario | Qeon Cayenne | Ava Cherian | Hailey Cherian | Jaden Chimelis | Julia Cohen | Isabella Colacino | Lily Connolly | Mae Curiale | Saviana D'Agostino | Fanelysse de la Rosa | Alyssa D'Elia | Isabella D'Elia | Airlea Deutscher | Hannah Diamond | Alexandra DiBlasi | Elizabeth DiBlasi | Mari Diop | Rayna Einhorn | Jordan Ellison | Alexandra Filosa | Jonah Dine | Natasha Foltmann | Maya Grate-Ueno | Ravi Greene | Amber Guerrero | Garrett Hale | Nathan Hough | Brooke Ifill | Caroline Karellas | Christian Knopf | Edwin Ko | Surya Krishnan | Hanshal Kumar | Nikita Kumar | Diandra LaRussa | Makena Lasen | Daniel Habin Lee | Eunice Lee | Logan Lee | Christopher Lema | Clement Leung | Vivian Leung | Gabriel Lev | Kai Mei Li | Ennya Liang | Brandi Licato | Brianna Mathews | Bethany Mayers | Alexis Moore | Renata Moreno | Romina Moreno | Ahron Nunez | Hanley Nunez | Sascha Pacheco | Kathryn Paidoussis | Sophia Pettaway | Eric Qu | Amanda Quintanilla | Karen Quizhpi | Julianna Reynoso-Zil | Anastassia Rusanoff | Jordan Smith | Sophia Stehlik | Tyler Tam | Emma Urgen | Ilia Urgen | Alexander Vaisman | Constantine Vontas | Kimon Vontas | Coraline Wong | Ella Zilberberg | Janna Zilkha

THEATER RECIPIENT & FINALISTS

  • Scholarship Recipient - Josephine Sullivan, 6th Grade, Huntington Station

  • Finalist – Samson Maldron, 6th Grade, Port Washington
  • Finalist – Kayla McGovern, 6th Grade, New York
  • Semi-Finalist – Sofie Baron, 6th Grade, Commack
  • Semi-Finalist – Sofia Jarmel, 2nd Grade, Sayville
  • Semi-Finalist – Eva DiGrigoli, 6th Grade, Massapequa
  • Semi-Finalist – Maverick Williams, 8th Grade, Great Neck

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Logan Cirone | Isabella Correa | Louis Evangelista-Lopez | William Garrity | Taryn Gatti | Rylee Gluck | Ruby Hentoff | Lily Hodson | Derek Hough | James Kalemi | Addison Kirk | Arianna Levenson | Jacob LoCascio | Pratiksha Malayil | Emily Mark | Madison McQuade | Marlowe Meier | Madelyn Melendez | Pria Melendez | Sapir Mizrachi | Audrey Peterson | Tatyana Poland | Sienna Reefer | Holly Robinson | Vassilia Safos | Alyssa Sehn | Stella Shapiro | Helena Sullivan | O'Jais Washington | Stacy Wiener

VISUAL ART RECIPIENT & FINALISTS

  • Scholarship Recipient - Shivani Rao, 10th Grade, Smithtown


  • Finalist – Sarah Chavez-Olaya, 4th Grade, East Meadow
  • Semi-Finalist – Alden Klemme, 5th Grade, Baldwin
  • Semi-Finalist – Bailiegh Parsons , 2nd Grade, Locust Valley
  • Semi-Finalist – Violet Straesser, 4th Grade, Port Washington
  • Semi-Finalist – Serenity Rodriguez, 5th Grade, Bronx

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Ami Bamba | Louis Barbero | Sari Bernstein | Leah Bueno Bisono | Sylvia Cardew | Sophia Carhuayo | Joseph Castiglione | Sophia Chen | Tahani Chowdhury | Belle Conigliaro | Noah Diamond | Violet DiResta | Sophia Efthymiou | Ella Alarcon-English | Erin Ford | Stella Fratti | Lauryn Fried | Valentin González | Maggie Gordon-Ruede | Amaya Graves | Maya Hay | Kaitlyn Jacobson | Ashrita Jain | Elliot Klayman | Olivia Kollappallil | Kaitlyn Lee | Aiyana Leonard | Dara Levitt | Matthew Lomando | Aliyah Lora | Victoria Lu | Valentina Lugo | Noa Marzuk | Amelia Matthews | Sandavi McCants | Emma Park | Courtney Pearsall | Mateo Pognon | Sivan Pyle | Leo Recine | Addison Riccoboni | Mya Rodriguez | Annabelle Rothmann | Amya Scalice | Sarah Shaik | Charly Sloss | Mateo Solis | Jack Southworth | Eleanor Svendsen | Annie Tang | Zhannur Tortay | Angie Trapanotto | Matthew Tusa | Ella Van Horn | Shreya Vasudevan | Chloe Weissman | Millie Williams

WRITING RECIPIENT & FINALISTS

  • Scholarship Recipient - Madeline Lee, 4th Grade, Syosset


  • Finalist – Taouana Charwath, 3rd Grade, New York
  • Semi-Finalist – Elizabeth Keslonsky, 3rd Grade, Melville
  • Semi-Finalist – Victoria Wyse, 4th Grade, Sunnyside

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Tanvi Doshi | Cormac Hale | Eliana Hershkowitz | Jordan Hurwitz | Olivia Kunkel | Brianna Lee | Jake Lomando | Chelsea Parker | Markina Simon | Kaussar Tortay

OTHER AWARDS

  • School Scholarship Recipients – Bronx Charter School and John Phillip Sousa Elementary

2020 UNIQUELY U

  • Submissions are now closed for the 2019 season. If you would like to be notiified about Uniquely U in 2020, please fill out the form below.