Cooke Scholars Celebrate #TransferStudentWeek 2020


Did you know that students who transferred from a community college are more likely to graduate from a four-year institution than students who matriculated out of high school or from another four-year college?

Each year during the third week of October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) spearheads National Transfer Student Week to celebrate and build pride among the transfer community, as well as thank the faculty, professors, and professionals who support them. This year’s theme, Thriving Through Transfer, brought to light stories of overcoming obstacles and stigma.

Cooke Transfer Scholars shared their own stories on social media. Scroll down to see how these recipients of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship thrived through their transfer experience and went on to attend some of the nation’s most prestigious four-year institutions.


Our Transfer Scholarship

Are you or any students you know looking to transfer from a community college to a four-year college or university? The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides up to $40,000 per year in funding to attend any accredited four-year institution in the U.S. Cooke Transfer Scholars also receive comprehensive educational advising and access to a network of over 2,800 fellow Cooke Scholars and Alumni. Apply here via Common App by January 6, 2021.




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We’re so glad you’re part of the #CookeScholar community, keep smashing those expectations and adding to your achievements! Repost from @rhymeswithonomatopoeia • It’s #transferstudentweek and I am eternally grateful for @thejkcf and all of my Cookie Cousins that are supporting me on this next leg of my higher ed journey. Imposter Syndrome is very real, even for high achievers, but I know I have a support network that’s second to none. With the support of The Foundation, I can continue “passionately smashing every expectation” and add to my achievements. Warm thanks are also owed to @wright_college for encouraging me and @lakeforestcollege for seeing the potential of a non-traditional, fgli, parent student and giving me the support I need to continue to break barriers. My work is not done until everyone has the opportunity to thrive. I would not wish my journey on anyone and it’s my responsibility to lessen the burden for those that come after. . . . #JKCF

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Transferring to @floridatech has been a great experience for me – even during the pandemic. Organizations such as @keuperpalm_fit have allowed me to join my campus community in a meaningful way. The best decision that I’ve made since transferring is to reach out to student-led clubs within my community without delay. They made me feel right at home! Another great experience has been the mentoring program @fltechhonors. My mentor is amazing! She has been a great friend and support from the start! I can ask her all the silly questions that you might not want to bother anyone else about, and it helps me feel connected. @martine_fredrickson Transferring to a 4-year institution doesn’t have to feel isolating even in today’s climate. And, I wouldn’t have had such an amazing experience without @thejkcf believing in me and the community’s support. Stay healthy and be safe! #transferstudentweek

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