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Foundation Announces 73 New Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Recipients

April 29, 2013 11:25 PM

Lansdowne, VA – Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces its 2013 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships to 73 of the nation’s best community college students who seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country, provides up to $30,000 per year for up to three years to community college students who are nominated by their schools based on a number of factors including academic excellence and financial need.

In the 2013 application cycle, the Foundation received 769 nominations from 377 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia. A highly selective scholarship, the final 73 recipients represent just 9.5% of the total applicant pool. The chosen Scholars stood out for their exceptional academic ability and achievements, financial need, persistence, leadership, and desire to help others. They were selected by a prestigious committee made up of 37 admissions professionals and professors, mostly from selective four-year institutions, as well as from community colleges.

“The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has long been committed to helping outstanding community college students transfer to and succeed at the nation’s top colleges and universities,” said Ms. Dana O’Neill, program manager of the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. “Since this program started in 2002, the Foundation has supported 558 students directly, and thousands more through the Foundation’s grant making initiatives.”

The application cycle for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program runs from September to early December each year. The Foundation encourages eligible rising sophomores and recent community college graduates (within the last five years) to consider applying for this scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation congratulates the following scholarship recipients:

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






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