We’ve all been told to 'reach for the stars', but what if the stars are hidden?
Undergraduate Transfer Scholar Sofia Medina is featured in an Emmy-nominated program titled "An Immigrant’s Story." This segment of Classroom Close-up, NJ produced and edited by Kevin Ronan details the hurdles Sofia faced to become a pre-med student at Johns Hopkins University.
After emigrating from Ecuador in 2000, the Medina family struggled to have their permanent residency finalized. Being undocumented meant that Sofia was not eligible to receive many forms of financial aid and prevented her from accepting enrollment offers at the prestigious universities she had originally set her sights on.
Our Undergraduate Transfer Scholars represent a diverse and talented group of individuals. When you gather them in a single room some pretty interesting stories begin to emerge. At Scholars Weekend this year, we discovered a few remarkable accomplishments that might not have made it onto their college resumes.
When one of this year’s most tragic natural disasters unfolded, a Cooke Graduate Scholar alumnus was among those leading the relief response.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is proud to present a video spotlight on former Undergraduate Transfer and Graduate Scholar Harun Mehmedinovic.