The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 75 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.
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 he or she may receive.
A review panel of distinguished university faculty and admissions professionals judge the applicants using criteria including:
· Achievement and academic ability
· Financial need
· Desire to help others
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
· Be a current student at an accredited US community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2013, or a recent graduate (since spring 2009).
· Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2014.
· Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
· Demonstrate unmet financial need.
· Have not previously been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
While the Foundation considers academic excellence first in evaluating candidates, competitive applicants must also demonstrate unmet financial need, which has two components:
· Education costs that are appreciably greater than the total amount of other scholarships or grant awards.
· Insufficient student and family income to meet educational costs.
Applications are due by November 7, 2013. Additional information is available at http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarships/.
For more information, please contact Jeanne Kennedy at 252-527-6223, ext. 375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.