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.

Angel Sanchez

"Successful moments come by perspective. If you look at it as a teachable moment, a learning opportunity, you can take that stumbling block and turn it into an elevating stone where it takes you to the next level.”

Angel Sanchez
Cooke Scholar
Angel Sanchez

Angel Sanchez

During his 12 years in prison, Angel worked in the prison’s law library and developed a passion for helping inmates with their cases and studying criminal justice. With a new goal of becoming a lawyer, he decided to go back to school.
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 $55,000 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

The 2022-2023 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship application will open Thursday, October 6, 2022. Questions about the program and eligibility: scholarships@jkcf.org