If you are attending community college and intend on transferring to a four-year school, keep reading.
Scholarship full name: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Administering Organization: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The JKCF 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 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.
The reward is up to $40,000 per year. It's also possible to receive this scholarship for 3 years. Thus, the total possible should then be $120,000.
Scholarship opens Sept. 13, 2018
TuesdayTue, NovemberNov 27th27 at 12:00 pm
over 1 year ago (550 days ago)
The selection process for these awards is rigorous and highly competitive with approximately 85 scholarships awarded each year out of thousands of applicants. A review panel of distinguished university admissions professionals and faculty judge the applicants using criteria including:
Students who have attended a four-year institution in the past are not eligible for this scholarship. (If you started at a four-year institution, but did not complete a semester of full-time study, then you may be eligible. Please contact the foundation to verify your eligibility.)
Students who have already transferred to a four-year institution or plan to transfer to start during the spring 2017 semester are also not eligible for this scholarship.
While the Foundation considers academic excellence first in evaluating candidates, competitive applicants must also demonstrate unmet financial need, which has two components:
For more information, please contact the designated Faculty Representative at your school.
This online worksheet will provide an estimate of your financial need. This is a tool for your convenience only and is not a required document to be completed for consideration.
Download Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Flyer.