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The application is open now through December 15, 2015.
Up to $40,000
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s mission is to help students of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. The Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships are awarded to the nation’s top two-year or community college students who have financial need. The selection process for these awards is rigorous and highly competitive, with approximately 85 scholarships awarded each year out of hundreds of nominees.
To be eligible you must:
- Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2015, or a recent graduate (since spring 2011).
- Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2016.
- Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
- Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
- Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.
While the Foundation considers academic excellence first in evaluating candidates, competitive applicants must also demonstrate unmet financial need, which has two components:
- Education costs that are appreciably greater than the total amount of other scholarships or grant awards.
- Insufficient student and family income to meet educational costs.
December 15, 2015