Jeffrey Mejia is currently in his fourth and final season for the Berkeley College men's basketball team. He is the consummate team player for the Knights, and has been a member of two USCAA Division II National championship squads as well as a pair of Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titlist units.
Mejia - a Bronx, NY native - is a scholar-athlete at the instution. Back on Friday, December 2, he received a $2,000 scholarship from the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NYCHCC) at Maestro’s Caterers in the Bronx. Currently, he owns a 3.4 grade-point average and is closing-in on earning a Bachelor's Degree in Bustiness Administration.
This NYCHCC Scholarship Award is designed to give one scholarship on a competitive and need basis to a Berkeley College student who has a 3.0 or higher grade-point average. The student also must submit an essay that includes accomplishments, how the scholarship would help the student excel, career goals, and an interest in playing a supportive role in Hispanic business and the Hispanic community.
He is one of two team captains, and balances a plethora of responsiblities. He attends classes at Berkeley College in the mornings, works at a pizzeria restaurant in the afternoons and sometimes puts-in 12-hour shifts on the weekends. Even with all that, Mejia still goes to basketball practice every night.
The Bronx, NY native also volunteers, coaches and mentors at the Manhattan Bible Church Youth (MBCY) group in upper Manhattan.