Foundation Awards 73 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces its 2013 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships to 73 of the nation’s best community college students who seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country, provides up to $30,000 per year for up to three years to community college students who are nominated by their schools based on a number of factors including academic excellence and financial need.

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

In the 2013 application cycle, the Foundation received 769 nominations from 377 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia. A highly selective scholarship, the final 73 recipients represent just 9.5% of the total applicant pool. The chosen Scholars stood out for their exceptional academic ability and achievements, financial need, persistence, leadership, and desire to help others. They were selected by a prestigious committee made up of 37 admissions professionals and professors, mostly from selective four-year institutions, as well as from community colleges.

“The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has long been committed to helping outstanding community college students transfer to and succeed at the nation’s top colleges and universities,” said Ms. Dana O’Neill, program manager of the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. “Since this program started in 2002, the Foundation has supported 558 students directly, and thousands more through the Foundation’s grant making initiatives.”

The application cycle for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program runs from September to early December each year. The Foundation encourages eligible rising sophomores and recent community college graduates (within the last five years) to consider applying for this scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation congratulates the following scholarship recipients:

Fatouma Abdoulaye Idrissa, Washtenaw Community College, MI
Katelyn Armbruster, Northampton Community College, PA
Oyudari Baatartsogt, Northern Virginia Community College, VA
Amy Bartel, Mt. San Jacinto College, CA
Catherine-Alice Beauboeuf, Harold Washington College, IL
Kamika Bennett, Essex County College, NJ
Jennifer Buchan, Collin Country Community College, TX
Stephani Calderon, Northeast Texas Community College, TX
Chi Cao, Lone Star College-North Harris, TX
Karolina Caravelli Campos, Essex County College, NJ
Simbarashe Change, Tacoma Community College, WA
Diego Cruz-Burbano, Essex County College, NJ
Elizabeth Erikson, Harper College, IL
Shayla Esarey, Mt. San Jacinto College, CA
Abigail Escatel, College of DuPage, IL
Samuel Fall, Mt. San Jacinto College, CA
Michael Gandy, Orange Coast College, CA
Micon Garvilles, Kapi’olani Community College, HI
Rama Gerig, Lone Star College, TX
Rhaissa Germano, Middlesex Community College, MA
Sean Gestson, Lower Columbia College, WA
Mariano Gomes, Bristol Community College, MA
Melissa Gordon, Los Angeles Valley College, CA
Vincent van der Gouwe, Kapi’olani Community College, HI
Edward Graff, Quinebaug Valley Community College, CT
Chang Gu, Irvine Valley College, CA
Miklos Haranghy, Broward College, FL
Olya Homonchuk, Normandale Community College, MN
Mehran Jahangirlou, Pierce College, CA
Fernando Jaime, East Los Angeles College, CA
Amayha Jimenez, Hudson County Community College, NJ
Sam Jones, University of the District of Columbia Community College, DC
Duckenson Joseph, Broward College, FL
Carlos Julca, Norwalk Community College, CT
Ousmane Kabre, Madison Area Technical College, WI
Usha Kadiyala, Schoolcraft College, MI
Azar Kafaei, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY
Nandjui Koutouan, Prairie State College, IL
Kiet Lam, San Diego Mesa College, CA
Yong Tong Li, City College of San Francisco, CA
Anthony Lombardo, Norco College, CA
Vannaren Long, Cerritos Community College, CA
Parisa Lotfi, American River College, CA
Mandolyn Ludlum, Los Angeles Valley College, CA
Anthony Mangual, Suffolk County Community College, NY
Britney Meza-Turner, Treasure Valley Community College, OR
Angel Monroy-Aparicio, San Diego City College, CA
Sean Moore, County College of Morris, NJ
Lindsey Narmour, Virginia Western Community College, VA
Jared Nelson, Lone Star College, TX
Mihir Patel, Heartland Community College, IL
Christopher Patrick, Miramar College, CA
Scott Pine, Santa Monica College, CA
Joe Putnam, Highline Community College, WA
Adhithya Rajasekaran, Georgia Perimeter College, GA
Cecilia Reyes, Prairie State College, IL
Aida Rodriguez, Palm Beach State College, FL
Freddy Rosas, Los Angeles Valley College, CA
Elizabeth Ross, Northeast State Community College, TN
Manuel Ruiz, Gordon College, GA
Alaina Schofield, Las Positas College, CA
Anita Schwab, Orange Coast College, CA
Tammy Schwinegruber, San Diego Mesa Community College, CA
Rahmaputri Siti Dyannie, Diablo Valley College, CA
Kristina Smolenski, College of the Canyons, CA
Paw Ser Soe, Mohawk Valley Community College, NY
Susannah Spence, Washtenaw Community College, MI
Joshua Stevens, Des Moines Area Community College, IA
Danielle Tate-Maccaroni, Blue Ridge Community College, NC
Nicole Valenzuela, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ
Craig Velozo, Bristol Community College, MA
Hollie Wagner, Oakton Community College, IL
Yin Wang, Massasoit Community College, MA