Friday, October 18, 2013

Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship



ADVANCING THE EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONALLY PROMISING STUDENTS WHO HAVE FINANCIAL NEED


 
UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP

 
PROGRAM BENEFITS
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly-selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at 4-year colleges or universities. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship for 2-year and community transfer students in the country.

As part of their scholarship, recipients may:

• Use the award for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees
• Pursue any area of study
• Have access to the greater JKCF Scholar community

Scholarship amounts vary based on several factors, including costs at the institution the student attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY  
As minimum criteria, candidates must:

• Be a current student at an accredited US community college or 2-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate (within the last 5 years)
• Have a cumulative unweighted college GPA 3.5 or above
• Plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university to begin studies in the coming fall
• Demonstrate unmet financial need

PROGRAM SELECTION
The Foundation will select up to 75 undergraduate transfer scholarship recipients from a nationwide applicant pool each year. Selection criteria focus on exceptional academic ability and achievements, financial need, persistence, leadership, and a desire to help others. A prestigious committee made up of admissions professionals and professors selects the scholarship recipients.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE
Beginning in 2013, students may apply directly to the Foundation for consideration. The application period typically runs from September–November each year. Selected applicants are notified in April. To learn more about the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and to complete an application, visit www.jkcf.org.
ABOUT THE JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Because we believe that high-potential, low-income students will excel educationally when given the resources to develop their talents, the Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination. Founded in 2000 by the estate of Jack Kent Cooke, the Foundation has awarded $100 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students, and $70 million in grants to organizations that support our mission.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS AT WWW.JKCF.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS, OR CALL 855-509-5253.

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