Kovner Opportunity Scholars, Class of 2028

Kovner Opportunity Scholarship

The Kovner Opportunity Scholarship enables talented and ambitious public high school students in Palm Beach and Martin Counties to attend the nation’s most challenging and selective 4-year colleges and universities.

Students from partner high schools apply to this program in the spring of their junior year so that The Kovner Foundation, working in partnership with school guidance counselors, may provide one-on-one counseling and guidance through R&R Education Consultants during the college admissions process. R&R also provides support for Kovner Scholars and monitors their progress through their college years.

The Scholarship provides up to $10,000 per year for four years towards the cost of full-time attendance at an accredited U.S. college or university for any area of study.

We celebrate all scholars and present a selection of their stories and videos below.

2024 Recipients: Class of 2029

Max Arthay
Karen Contreras Cubas
Priya Gowda
Mia Hakkarainen
Sejal Jain
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Suncoast Community High School

Abdul-Aziz Khanfar
Olivia Le
Rachel Pennenga
Ricardo Rivera
Jacob Ryabinky
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
Martin County High School
Suncoast Community High School

Charlie Sober
Elle Stevenson
Logan Swanner
Josetta Wang
Luca Weisman
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
Martin County High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts

2023 Recipients: Class of 2028

Lukas Abraham
Albertina Abrate
Alessandra Barefoot
Kaitlyn Chen
Nira Goyal
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Martin County High School
University of Notre Dame
University of Florida
Columbia, SEAS
Columbia, SEAS
University of Pennsylvania

Ava Grave de Peralta
Daisy Li
Jacob Liu
Anric Ngan
Dylan Nguyen
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Brown University
Stanford University
Cornell University
Duke University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Theodore Ouyang
Vyapti Shahani Subramaniam
Aiden Shaheen
Braden Southwick
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Martin County High School
Princeton University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Florida,
Honors College
Carnegie Mellon University

2022 Recipients: Class of 2027

Nicholas Adia
Duaa Ali
Sahil Bhandary
Sophia Burnston
Rohit Dasgupta
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Suncoast Community High School
Dartmouth University
Georgetown University
Dartmouth University
Princeton University
University of Florida

Aarnav Gautam
Lyla Ibrahim
Jayantha Kantamneni
Peter Lin
Ava Martucci
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
South Fork High School
University of Florida
Stanford University
Columbia College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Florida

John Parel
Andy Pineda
Justin Ricketts
Michael Sarullo
Siya Viroja
Suncoast Community High School
South Fork High School
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
George Washington University
Princeton University
Harvard University
Yale University
University of Florida

Claire Zhao
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Columbia College

2021 Recipients: Class of 2026

Ashesh Amatya
Eduardo Arteaga
Annabelle Faurot
Alana Ferguson
Russell Perez
Noyana Pierre-Louis
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
South Fork High School
Columbia College, SEAS
Columbia College
University of Florida,
Honors College
Princeton University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Florida,
Honors College

Kyle Thomas Ramos
Deven Seedial
Joseph Semrai
Viraj Singh
Miles Wang
South Fork High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Martin County High School
South Fork High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Yale University
Duke University
Stanford University
University of Florida,
Honors College
Harvard College

2020 Recipients: Class of 2025

Rayan Dharia
Benjamin Gao
Jazmyn James
Rithika Kacham
David Liu
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
University of Florida,
Honors College
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Stanford University
University of Florida,
Honors College

Katherine Oung
Isabella Ramirez
Megan Shah
Daniel Wang
George Wu
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Vanderbilt University
Columbia College
University of Florida,
Honors College
Rice University
University of Florida,
Honors College

2019 Recipients: Class of 2024

Jonathan Hung
Rohan Jakhete
Subhash Kantamneni
Joshua Kuffour
Brandon Lee
Anthony Li
Suncoast Community High School
South Fork High School
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Johns Hopkins University
Harvard College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Georgetown University
Carnegie Mellon University

Ryan Mitchell
Nicolas Ouporov
Sarah Paprotna
Santino Ramos
Carlos Trivino
Brandon Wisnicki
Martin County High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Martin County High School
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Suncoast Community High School
Duke University
Columbia College
University of Florida
Stanford University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Pennsylvania
Angela Yan
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Vanderbilt University

Scholarship Recipients: Stories

Miles Wang
Alana Ferguson
Eduardo Arteaga
Benjamin Gao
Jazmyn James
Kyle Thomas Ramos
Deven Seedial

Alumni

2018 Recipients: Class of 2023

Njari Anderson
Emma Barska
Zander Bush
Karen Copeland
Nicole Daly
Nick Edwards
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
Martin County High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
Martin County High School
Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design
Dartmouth College
Duke University: Class of ’22
Columbia College, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Swarthmore College
Northwestern University

Luke Han
Varun Lakshmanan
Philip Parel
Sahana Shravan
Sophia Zheng
Lylybell Zhou
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Rice University
Georgia Institute of Technology
George Washington University: Class of ’22
The Juilliard School
Princeton University
University of Florida: Class of ’22

2017 Recipients: Class of 2022

Alexa Burnston
Claudia Cabral
George Frampton
Alexander Gordon
Matthew Hakkarainen
Iman Hossain
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Suncoast Community High School
Jupiter High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Suncoast Community High School
Duke University
Harvard College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Yale University
Curtis Institute of Music
University of Pennsylvania

Caitlin Mazariegos-Diaz
Carlos Mercado-Lara
Claudia Peng
Hailey Ray
Madison Vaught
Anna Luiza Wolf
South Fork High School
Suncoast Community High School
South Fork High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
South Fork High School
University of Florida
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Pennsylvania
University of Miami
University of Florida
Duke University

2016 Recipients: Class of 2021

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Hannah Glas
Jack Yan
Jared Kushner
Kristina Sura
Michael Wang
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Jupiter High School
South Fork High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
University of Florida,
Honors College
Harvard College
University of Florida,
Honors College
Brown University
Columbia College
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Olivia Perez
Oscar Sura
Rahel Imru
Swochchhanda Shretha
Valentina Diaz
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
South Fork High School
Suncoast Community High School
Suncoast Community High School
Dreyfoos School of the Arts
University of Notre Dame
Stanford University
Harvard College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley

Alumni Spotlight

Olivia Perez

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