The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides support for community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 50 deserving students selected annually.

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.

To be eligible for the program, students must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their two-year institution. Students must be nominated. Each two-year college may nominate up to four students (depending upon institution enrollment) each year to be considered for the scholarship.

Selection Criteria

A review panel of university faculty and admissions professionals judge the nominees using criteria including academic achievement and critical thinking ability, financial need, will to succeed, and breadth of interest and activities.