Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

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 selective four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 45 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

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

The 2018 application is now closed.

Final notifications were sent via email on April 10, 2018.

If you have not received a notification email, please check your spam filters. If you still have not received notification, please email scholarships@jkcf.org or call 800-941-3300.