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November 6, 2014


Largest scholarship for community college students and recent alumni offered


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 $40,000 annually per recipient to help students and recent alumni from community colleges and two-year institutions pursue four-year degrees at any accredited college or university in the United States. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 2. Those interested should go to to learn more about the scholarship and to complete an online application.

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.

Few private funds are available to help top community college 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 $40,000 annually.

The Foundation will select up to 85 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients from a nationwide applicant pool. 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 2009 and have not since transferred to a four-year college.