The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in Lansdowne, Virginia, has announced scholarship awards to sixty-one high-achieving community college students who will use their awards to enroll at a four-year college or university.
Selected from nearly fifteen hundred applicants, this year's Cooke Transfer Scholars will receive up to $40,000 annually over three years to complete their bachelor's degree at a four-year institution, as well as internship and study abroad opportunities, graduate school funding, and access to the Cooke Scholars network. Cooke Scholars are evaluated based on academic ability, persistence, leadership, and service to others.
"Our recent Persistence report highlights the vast potential, and achievements, of community college transfer students — who go on to outperform their non-transfer peers at selective four-year institutions," said Jack Kent Cooke Foundation executive director Seppy Basili. "In an era where many high-achieving students often begin their higher education journey in community college, the foundation is committed to enabling these transfer students to pursue their academic dreams at the nation's top colleges and universities."
For a complete list of the 2019 Cooke Transfer Scholars, see the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.