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October 16, 2008

Largest scholarship offered for community college students


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened the nomination process for the largest scholarship 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.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 12. Contact Lisa Grose, Cowley College scholarship coordinator, at 620-441-5294 to learn more about the nomination process.

Former Cowley College student Susan Hogue was one of only 25 community college students nationwide to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship in 2005.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established by Jack Kent Cooke to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.

Application materials are available on the Foundation’s website,, or by calling 1-800-498-6478.

To be eligible a candidate must:

  • Be a current student at an accredited US community college or two-year institution with sophomore status OR a recent graduate (last five years).
  • Have a cumulative college grade point average of 3.50 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
  • Plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to begin studies in the coming fall.
  • Be nominated by his or her two-year institution. Students must be nominated by their two-year institutions and cannot apply directly.