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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Names Recipients of 2014 Graduate Scholarships

June 23, 2014 11:52 AM

June 23, 2014
Media Contact:  Heather Reams
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Names Recipients of
2014 Graduate Scholarships

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced the 41 recipients of its 2014 Graduate Scholarships, a select group of students who will study at some of the best graduate programs in the United States and Europe.

All of the Graduate Scholars previously received highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation undergraduate scholarships, 18 through the College Scholarship Program and 23 through the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Each Graduate Scholar will receive up to $50,000 to pursue a graduate degree at an accredited institution in the U.S. or abroad.

“These outstanding Scholars distinguished themselves as undergraduates, academically and through engagement in their institutions and communities,” said Emily Froimson, vice president of programs. “Our scholarship will enable exceptionally talented and driven students to continue their educational pursuits.”

This fall four Graduate Scholars will begin studies in law, six in social work and services, and ten in medicine and nursing. The rest will enter programs for business, dentistry, public administration, computer and information services, engineering, international development, veterinary medicine, and drama therapy.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation congratulates the following 2014 Graduate Scholars:

Bahareh Abadian
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate Institution: Midwestern University

Cassandra Bazile
Undergraduate Institution: Smith College
Graduate Institution: St. Louis University

Billie Jo Beaudry
Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University
Graduate Institution: To be determined

Kseniya Belik
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
Graduate Institution: University of Virginia

Carlos Biaou
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, College Park
Graduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Caitlin Blais
Undergraduate Institution: Amherst College
Graduate Institution: To be determined

Jerry Byers
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell College
Graduate Institution: European University St. Petersburg (Russia)

Miguel Carreon
Undergraduate Institution: Oregon Health & Science University
Graduate Institution: Oregon Health and Science University

Rainjade Chung
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University
Graduate Institution: Boston University

Mary Ellen Dingley
Undergraduate Institution: George Washington University
Graduate Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

Christa Finley
Undergraduate Institution: University of Vermont
Graduate Institution: Michigan State University

Omar Gonzalez
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
Graduate Institution: Ithaca College

Amanda Hall
Undergraduate Institution: Yale University
Graduate Institution: Queen's University, Belfast (Ireland)

Michael Hamm
Undergraduate Institution: San Francisco State University
Graduate Institution: To be determined

Shelby Harvey
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Institution: New York University

Thuy Ho
Undergraduate Institution: Yale University
Graduate Institution: University of Virginia

Steven Hussung
Undergraduate Institution: Mercer University
Graduate Institution: Indiana University, Bloomington

Bo Ra Kim
Undergraduate Institution: Bates College
Graduate Institution: Columbia University

Jasmine Larry
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
Graduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

Brenda Lin
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University
Graduate Institution: To be determined

Edwina Loh
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Loretta Myers
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Graduate Institution: Samuel Merrit University

Faithful Okoye
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida
Graduate Institution: To be determined

Promise Olomo
Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Stephen Olsen
Undergraduate Institution: Brown University
Graduate Institution: European Graduate School (Switzerland)

Twila Ramirez
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
Graduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Aurora Randolph
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado
Graduate Institution: University of Denver

Stephanie Randolph
Undergraduate Institution: Oregon Health & Science University
Graduate Institution: To be determined

Katie Robinson
Undergraduate Institution: Piedmont College
Graduate Institution: New York University

Mark Sandberg
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Graduate Institution: Boston University

Young Seol
Undergraduate Institution: Brown University
Graduate Institution: Brown University

Candie Solis
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Methodist University
Graduate Institution: Southern Methodist University

Elizabeth Simoens
Undergraduate Institution: Butler University
Graduate Institution: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (UK)

Dustin Stanton
Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern California
Graduate Institution: Indiana University

Nasha Taylor
Undergraduate Institution: Temple University
Graduate Institution: Bryn Mawr College

Theresa Taylor
Undergraduate Institution: College of Saint Rose
Graduate Institution: Syracuse University

Astride Tchoffo
Undergraduate Institution: Texas A&M University
Graduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Dustin Walker
Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University
Graduate Institution: Georgetown University

Angela Warren
Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University
Graduate Institution: Arizona State University

Megan Wong
Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University
Graduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley               

Amos Zimmerman
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Institution: Baylor College of Medicine

 

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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 $120 million for over 2,000 scholarships and $76 million in grants to organizations that support our mission. http://www.jkcf.org/

 

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