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.

Faith Culhane

Initially, I planned on becoming a nurse practitioner. But with the scholarship dismantling the barriers of cost, I started imagining what I would do with my life if I had unlimited resources.

Faith Culhane
Cooke Scholar
Faith Culhane

Faith Culhane

“Pulse Orlando” is a piece that Faith wrote after the tragic shooting in her hometown. Watch her performance below, recorded at our recent Scholars Weekend. Please note: content includes subject matter and  strong language that may be upsetting for some audiences.
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 application for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship has closed. Semifinalists will be notified in January 2020.

If you have any questions regarding your application status, please email scholarships@jkcf.org.