Engineering Early Detection of Disease: Cooke Scholar Jacob Mosley
Jacob Mosley recently graduated from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida. Now he’s beginning his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the Cooke College Scholarship Program.
Jake plans to major in either chemical engineering or biological engineering, with the ultimate goal of developing a device for the early diagnosis of various infectious diseases.
“Everyone has had some sort of issue, whether with themselves, a family member, a close friend, succumbing to some sort of disease. Oftentimes, that’s because we can’t detect it early enough,” explains Jake. “If we can work to detect it early enough, we can give them the desired treatment and there’s a much greater chance of success.”
As a Cooke Scholar, Jake will receive up to $40,000 per year to complete his bachelor’s degree, along with opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.
“You should apply for the Cooke College Scholarship because it’s just an incredible, one of a kind experience,” Jake says. “Besides incredible monetary support that means that you can actually afford to go to an elite college, you get incredible networking opportunities. You get to meet phenomenal people that are going to be the future.”