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.

Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis

Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis, a 2011 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar, is co-founder of both The Soze Agency and Immigrant Heritage Month. 

His work with Immigrant Heritage Month fueled the "I Am An Immigrant" campaign in 2016, which celebrates and sheds light on the beneficial contributions that immigrants make to the United States. The campaign has gained national attention and shared the stories of many immigrants with unique voices and backgrounds. 

Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis
Cooke Scholar
Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis

Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis

Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis' work with Immigrant Heritage Month fueled the "I Am An Immigrant" campaign in 2016, which celebrates and sheds light on the beneficial contributions that immigrants make to the United States.  
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

All students who applied to the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship for enrollment in fall 2019 have been notified via email. If you are not sure of your recipient status, please check your email inbox or contact us at scholarships@jkcf.org.