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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

 

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.

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

Over 500 Top Community College Students are Cooke Scholar Semifinalists

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 19, 2017 9:44:08 AM

Over 500 Top Community College Students Advance as Semifinalists in Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship Program

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards up to $40,000 scholarships to help exceptional community college students with financial need transfer to four-year schools

LANSDOWNE, Va. (December 19, 2017) – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 534 high-achieving community college students from across the U.S. as semifinalists to compete for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, from a pool of nearly 2,500 applicants. This highly competitive scholarship will offer selected finalists as much as $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete their bachelor's degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release

Acting to Change the World: Cooke Scholar John Johnson

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 4, 2017 3:55:41 PM

John Johnson began his undergraduate studies at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. Although he initially considered pursuing a science degree, John realized a strong passion for the performing arts.

“When I'm on stage inhabiting a character or someone else's life, I'm about to connect with the audience. And draw them into someone else's life and that helps me to connect with myself and with other people,” says John.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Video, Transfer students, Arts

Empowerment Through Financial Literacy: Cooke Scholar Marshelle Davis

Posted by Marc Linmore on Sep 26, 2017 4:29:36 PM

Marshelle Davis is looking to affect change that will impact generations. And now, with the help of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, she is one step closer to making that a reality.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Video, Transfer students

From the Military to Mars: Cooke Scholar Mark Rubianes

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 13, 2017 1:36:26 PM

Mark Rubianes has been interested in computers for his entire life, and finds building circuits to be both a logistical challenge and a creative outlet.

Following four years in the military, Mark enrolled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Community College. Now he’s studying computer engineering at North Carolina State University with a Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Transfer students, STEM

Fascinated by the Brain: Cooke Scholar Marcela Rodrigues Guimarães

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 8, 2017 10:54:52 AM

Marcela Rodrigues Guimarães is fascinated by the brain. And now, thanks to the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, she has the opportunity to study it at one of the best colleges in the nation.

After thriving as a community college student at City College of San Francisco, this fall Marcela begins her first semester at Smith College, where she’ll be studying neuroscience and building the foundation for her future career plans.

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

From Cote d'Ivoire to Texas Tech: Cooke Scholar Jean-Christian Guiton

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 31, 2017 10:51:57 AM

Before he applied to the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Jean-Christian Guiton balanced working and interning alongside his studies at North Lake College. This fall, he is transferring to Texas Tech University to study civil engineering.

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

Community College Students — Apply Now for Our Transfer Scholarship!

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 24, 2017 12:14:35 PM

Major Scholarships Now Available to Help Community College Students Transfer to Four-Year Schools

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Offers Prestigious, $40,000 Scholarships to High-Performing Community College Students with Financial Need

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

The Business of Doing Good: Cooke Scholar's Inspiring Graduation Speech

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 28, 2017 1:15:41 PM

Angad Singh Padda received the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2015, allowing him to go from Diablo Valley College to graduating summa cum laude at the University of California, Berkeley.

Angad was chosen from among 30 other students to represent his class at the Haas School of Business graduation ceremony. Since then, his speech has received over 237,000 views on YouTube and been shared thousands of times across social media, including a tweet from Robert Reich declaring it a "graduation speech that should be heard widely and taken to heart."

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Video

From Community College to Yale: Ryan Liu Shares His Story in Forbes

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 20, 2017 6:00:18 PM

"When I was in high school, Yale was never on my radar," writes Cooke Scholar Ryan Liu. In an article published by Forbes, Ryan details his somewhat unusual path to Yale University. As a first-generation student, Ryan began his undergraduate studies at a community college.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Community college, Transfer students

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