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Oct. 28, 2016: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 28, 2016 5:02:42 PM

October 28, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Where a student attends high school affects graduation rates and college attendance, but should universities rely on such predictors? Articles this week examine new findings.

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Topics: Young Scholars, high school, Transfer students, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

September 9: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 9, 2016 3:41:34 PM

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Topics: low income, Transfer students, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Students Can Apply for Largest Community College Transfer Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 25, 2016 12:24:55 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Outstanding community college students with financial need who want to transfer to four-year colleges or universities have until noon ET Oct. 25 to apply to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for an Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship worth up to $40,000 per year.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Media Release, Community college, Transfer students

Cooke Scholar Gabby Nicholas on Mentorship, College Access and Success

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 5, 2016 3:25:53 PM

Cooke Scholar Gabriella (Gabby) Nicholas received our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2014, after completing a two-year degree at Seminole State College of Florida. Now a recent graduate of the University of Florida, Gabby reflects on how new interests and experiences challenged her to reconsider her career goals.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholars, Transfer students, career advice

Announcing our 75 New Undergraduate Transfer Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 21, 2016 4:37:18 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 75 outstanding community college students with financial need from 21 states who are transferring to four-year colleges.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Community college, Transfer students, Scholarship Recipients

Finding Housing at Your New School

Posted by Beth Zielinski on Jun 2, 2016 5:54:22 PM

Our Undergraduate Transfer Scholars and other high-achieving community college transfer students find plenty of academic challenges when they first transition to a four-year campus in the fall.  But those same students usually face a different kind of challenge after they enroll, which can affect their college experiences and their odds for success: housing.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, Transfer students, college cost

How One Student Went From Community College to Cooke Scholar

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 7, 2016 11:48:15 AM

In preparation for this week's Phi Theta Kappa NerdNation conference, we're featuring a two-part perspective on outreach from Cooke Scholars Jo Beaudry and Homero Sosa Mendoza. Both are recipients of our Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which supported their transition from community college to four-year universities.

Earlier this week we featured Jo's perspective on the impact of outreach through the Cooke Outreach Representative (COR) Program, an initiative where participating Cooke Scholars visit middle schools, high schools, and community colleges to facilitate presentations and workshops related to our scholarships. In today's post, Homero shares how participating in one of these workshops empowered him to consider transferring to a four-year university.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholars, Community college, Transfer students

Cooke Scholar Jo Beaudry on Student Outreach

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 4, 2016 4:02:04 PM

In preparation for this week's Phi Theta Kappa NerdNation conference, we're featuring a two-part perspective on outreach from Cooke Scholars Jo Beaudry and Homero Sosa Mendoza. Both are recipients of our Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which supported their transition from community college to four-year universities.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholars, Transfer students

Cooke Scholar Ryan Liu Reflects on Yale's Transfer Student Policy

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 28, 2016 4:46:49 PM

Like many students with financial need, Ryan Liu began his undergraduate studies at a community college. However, he was among only a handful of students who transferred to Yale University to complete a bachelor's degree. Ryan was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and he is now a junior at Yale's Morse College.

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Topics: Scholar News, low income, Transfer students, college admissions, True Merit

5 Transfer Tips for Community College Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 10, 2015 9:58:36 AM

Transitioning from a two-year community college to a four-year institution is a big step. We've partnered with the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) to share five of the most important considerations towards your bachelor's degree strategy.

 

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, Community college, Transfer students

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