Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation's top community college students to complete their bachelor's degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student's educational expenses - including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees - for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor's degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive. Eligibility:-Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate -Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall -Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better-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 institutionFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $40,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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