The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.
The foundation provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to complete bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded for studying all the subjects.
Number of Awards: Approximately 45 deserving students selected annually
Scholarship Award: The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 45 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.
Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, at a minimum, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2017, or a recent graduate (since spring 2013).
- Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018.
- 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.
Nationality: Students of USA can apply for these transfer scholarships.
How to Apply: The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship application is an online form that must be completed by the applicant. It requires information on the applicant’s background, academics, and interests. Sections include:
- Basic Information– address, phone, email, gender, date of birth, and primary language spoken, as well as information about the applicant’s parents.
- Academics– cumulative GPA and grades for all undergraduate courses taken within the last 15 years (current and previous institutions), academic history, intended four-year institution and field of study.
- Honors– Dean’s list, honors program participation, and other honors or awards achieved while attending community college.
- Resume/CV– work experience and service involvement
- Activities– up to five additional activities in which you spend a significant time outside of class. These can include research/academic activities, paid work, sports, taking care of dependent children, or hobbies.
- Short Answers– questions about academic and personal experiences.
- Long Essay– a long-form response to a general topic and a narrative autobiography.
- Financial Form– income and benefits, current assets, and unusual financial circumstances from the past three years.
- Uploaded materials– required documents that must be uploaded to the online application include:
- Official Transcripts– all transcripts for all college coursework and institutions attended within the past 15 years
- TOEFL Score Reports– if applicable
- Resume/CV– the applicant’s resume
- Federal Tax Return for the past three years – complete tax forms, including W-2 form(s), schedules, and attachments for the applicant and his/her spouse (if applicable).
Application Deadline: The deadline for all application materials is October 24, 2017.