The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in Lansdowne, Virginia, has announced scholarships to fifty 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 as well as comprehensive educational advising, opportunities for internships, study abroad opportunities, graduate school funding, and access to a network of Cooke Scholars and alumni. Hailing from seventeen states, this year's scholars were selected based on academic ability and achievement, persistence, leadership qualities, service to others, and financial need.
"We know this is a very uncertain time for many students and their families. We remain deeply committed to supporting high-achieving community college students to ensure they have the resources to reach their full academic potential," said JKCF executive director Seppy Basili. "We are excited to welcome this new class of Cooke Transfer Scholars to our community and looking forward to seeing the many amazing things they do as they continue on their transfer journey."
For a complete list of the 2020 Cooke Transfer Scholars, see the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.