Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened the nomination process for scholarships available to students and recent alumni from community colleges. Through the initiative, called the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, the private foundation will award up to $30,000 annually per recipient to help students and recent alumni from community and two-year institutions pursue four-year degrees at any accredited college or university in the United States and abroad. Last year, the Foundation received nearly 500 nominations for these awards.
While 45 percent of all college students in the U.S. attend community colleges, few private funds are available to help these students transfer to four-year institutions, in spite of their high levels of ability and need. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships can provide funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books for the length of the undergraduate degree, generally two years. Each award can total up to $30,000 annually, though the amounts will vary based on such factors as cost of tuition, housing, etc., at the chosen institution.
The Foundation plans to award approximately 60 scholarships through this program in spring, 2011. It will renew awards each year based upon student performance. Current students are eligible, as are alumni who earned a degree from a community or two-year institution since spring 2006 and have not since transferred to a four-year college. All applications for the scholarship will be reviewed by the scholarship committee at their community or two-year institution. The deadline for applications (from JCC) is January 5, 2011. The list of faculty representatives and application materials are available from the Foundation’s web site, www.jkcf.org.
Jackson Community College is eligible to nominate two (2) students or recent graduates for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship and review of applications will begin promptly after the January 5, 2011 deadline. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship please submit your completed application and accompanying materials prior to the January 5, 2011 deadline.
If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, you need to complete the online application and have all supplemental documentation completed by January 5, 2011. Supplemental documentation must be uploaded/scanned by the applicant and includes:
- Official high school transcript(s), GED scores, or letter from Home-school Instructor (front and back of each page)
- Official college transcript(s) of All undergraduate coursework (front and back of each page)
- Applicant Tax Forms
- Student Aid Report (SAR) from the 2010-11 FAFSA
- Parent Tax Forms – required for students with dependent status only
- Two letters of recommendation
Press Release, updated Oct. 6, 2010