Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars.

Sagar Chapagain

"In 2012, if somebody would say to me that I would be a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, that I would go to an Ivy League school with a full scholarship, that I would graduate at the top of my Community College and give a speech in front of 7,500 people, I would say that must be a good joke," Sagar said.

Sagar Chapagain
Cooke Scholar
Sagar Chapagain

Sagar Chapagain

Sagar said his community college advisers played a big role in his success, which landed him a spot at Cornell where he majors in biology.
"My advisers, they kept pushing me, they said that you have to do better," Sagar said. "You have to go to a school outside of Maryland, you have to go to one of those elite schools. Because that's where you will get good education, and you will meet people who are different than you or who have different ideas and you will grow a lot as a person."
69% Attend
A most or highly competitive college or university
3.84 Average
Community College GPA
93% Civic or Community Service
Participation while at two-year colleges

Program Experience

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 $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
  • Ability to pursue any area of study.
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience.

Contact Us

We are currently accepting applications for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Applicants seeking assistance with the Common App platform should reach out to its Help Center.

For all other inquiries, including questions about the program and eligibility requirements, please email scholarships@jkcf.org or call 800-941-3300.