Monday, October 18, 2021
Now is the time to encourage your students to apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship provides generous awards to high-performing community college students who transfer to four-year institutions for bachelor’s degrees. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses — including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees — for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree.
Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school, the ability to pursue any area of study, personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid and multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience.
Scholarship recipients are selected from a nationwide applicant pool each year. As minimum criteria, students must:
- Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status, or a recent graduate (within the last five years).
- Intend to enroll full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in fall 2022.
- Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 in college.
- Demonstrate financial need. Applicants with family income up to $95,000 will be considered.
Students may find additional information and apply here. The application closes Monday, January 10, 2022.