Cooke Scholars Celebrate #TransferStudentWeek 2019

Every year during the third week of October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) leads the celebration of National Transfer Student Week to challenge assumptions, build empathy, and instill transfer pride.

This year, Cooke Transfer Scholars shared their own stories across social media. Scroll down to see how these community college students went on to attend some of the nation’s most prestigious four-year colleges and universities with support from the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Are you preparing to transfer and complete your bachelor’s degree? This scholarship provides up to $40,000 per year to use toward tuition, books, and other fees and expenses at any accredited four-year institution. Cooke Transfer Scholars also receive comprehensive educational advising and access to a network of over 2,600 fellow scholars. The application deadline is November 20, 2019. Apply now!


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This post is a reminder that much like assignments, you can submit things at 11:59 p.m. and still get full credit;) Why Community College Should Be Your First Choice-School My community college experience was quite a journey, one that I’m extremely proud of. You probably can’t tell from the smiles in the pictures, but I had to wait two years to enroll in classes. There were many times that I almost dropped out because of my financial situation. The reason I love Mesa Community College is because at every step of the way, I found people that believed in me. Whether it was faculty,staff, or even other students, they will always hold a special place in my heart. Upon graduation, I received the largest transfer scholarship in the nation, one of the largest transfer scholarships for Arizona State University, and many other awards and recognitions. I’m very proud to have been selected as the 2019 MCC Graduation and 2019 MCCCD Hispanic Convocation Student Speaker, because nothing will take away the feeling of seeing the faces of my family members in the crowd. However, most important reward that I got out of my experience was discovering purpose in my life. Understanding that education at any level is a privilege, and we have a duty to help society. Now that I am at one of the largest four-year universities in United States, I am confident that I will achieve more milestones in educational journey. ( A hard idea to grasp, since two years ago I thought I would never be able to obtain a bachelor’s degree) I’m still eager to learn everyday, and be of service to those around me and my community. I can’t thank my family and friends enough, los quiero mucho. Thanks to @jkcfsw for believing in changemakers! Thanks @ngscasu for making my transfer experience seamless and providing me with an an environment for unlimited leadership growth. I’m so grateful to be part of this program! THINK BIG. WORK HARD. ACHIEVE #transferstudentweek #nationaltransferstudentweek #thunderbird #sundevil #hechoenmexico Photo credits: @_ryan_dec_ & Rudy Quintana

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This week is #transferstudentweek and as many of you know, I’m from Madagascar but I’m also a proud transfer student from the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). 🙌 So, I wanted to give a shout out to @novacommunitycollege for the fantastic Professors who challenged my critical thinking and for the dedicated advisors who taught me that opportunities are all around us but it’s up to us to seek them out. Most of all, my community college experience taught me that my voice is powerful and that we all have a beautiful story to tell. It’s my story that led me to the @thejkcf which ultimately allowed me to attend a school I would have never dreamed about getting into one day @brownu . Happy transfer week! 🔥 #transfer #student

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