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Outstanding Community College Students Awarded $40,000 Transfer Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 10, 2018 10:46:26 AM

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announces Recipients of the Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship

 

Lansdowne, VA —Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the 47 recipients of its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, who will each receive up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete their bachelor’s degree.

In addition to themonetary award, these new Cooke TransferScholars will receive comprehensive educational advising from foundation staff to guide them through the processes of transitioning to a four-year school and preparing for their careers. The foundation will additionally provide opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding, as well as connection to a thriving network of 2,300 fellow Cooke Scholars and alumni.

“Community colleges provide an affordable first step for many students with financial need to begin their higher education journey,” said Harold O. Levy, executive director of the Cooke Foundation. “Cooke Transfer Scholars have demonstrated incredible ability and ambition, and we look forward to supporting their success at universities such as Stanford, Cornell, and MIT.”

This year, nearly 2,500 students applied for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The foundation evaluated each submission based on academic ability, persistence, leadership, and service to others.The recipients selected have a median adjusted gross income of $5,000 and an average GPA of 3.92. Biological sciences, engineering, and computer/informational sciences are the most popular fields of study among the cohort.

A full list of the 2018 Cooke Transfer Scholars, including the community colleges and states they represent, can be found below.

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Arizona

Gabriela Irra — Glendale Community College
Maria Sckaff Santos Lazaro — Cochise College

 

California

Kevin Bernal-Rivera — Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Robert "Alan" Brantley — Fullerton College
Sonia Bustos Barocio — Los Medanos College
Tuong Do — Orange Coast College
Hannah Gehrels — Los Angeles City College
Matin "Matt" Ghavamizadeh — Los Angeles Valley College
Elhan Hernandez — Contra Costa College
Josue Luna — MiraCosta College
Sarah Schwab — MiraCosta College
Linda Berenice Sylverain — De Anza College

 

Florida

Daniela Alvarez — Miami Dade College
Casey Amaya — Miami Dade College
Kenneth Brown — Daytona State College
Fedelene "Fefe" Camille — Miami Dade College
Wyatt Deihl — Indian River State College
Francisco Marchi de Azevedo Lourenco — Santa Fe College
Max Matheu — St. Petersburg College
Gabriela Rodriguez — Miami Dade College
Vinicius "Vinny" Wagner — Palm Beach State College

 

Georgia

Amadou Bah — Perimeter College at Georgia State University

 

Illinois

Mili Tomar — William Rainey Harper College
Amanda Jiang — City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

 

Maryland

Caroline Azadze — Montgomery College

 

Massachusetts

Aeffia Feuerstein — Roxbury Community College
Matthew "Matt" Medina — Holyoke Community College

 

Michigan

Maria "Paula" Salazar — Washtenaw Community College

 

Minnesota

Sarah Brakebill-Hacke — Rochester Community and Technical College

 

Mississippi

Said Otwane — Pearl River Community College

 

New Jersey

John Nwankwo — Essex County College
Elda Pere — Bergen Community College
Leonardo "Leo" Ruales — Essex County College

 

New York

Renita Johnson — Orange County Community College
Eleni Romano — CUNY LaGuardia Community College

 

North Carolina

Sarah Allevato — Wake Technical Community College
Cerita "Kabryn" Mattison — Nash Community College

 

Oregon

Stephanie Kim — Portland Community College

 

Pennsylvania

Amie Croteau — Reading Area Community College

 

Texas

Michael Aguilar — Lone Star College-CyFair
Heber Bibang — Mountain View College
Alicia Cantrell — Northeast Texas Community College
Anthony D'Souza — Lone Star College System
Brenda Godoy — Northeast Texas Community College
Andrea Porras Portillo — El Paso Community College

 

Virginia

Rebecca Holmes — Thomas Nelson Community College
Francesca Raoelison — Northern Virginia Community College

 

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About the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded $175 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The foundation has also provided over $97 million in grants to organizations that serve such students. www.jkcf.org 

Media Contact: Amber Styles, 703-723-5647, media@jkcf.org 

Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release, Scholarship Recipients

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