Monthly Archives: October 2014

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

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 four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to 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 on other grants or scholarships the student may receive.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2014, or a recent graduate (since spring 2010).
  • Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2015.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
  • 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 been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
  • Have not previously attended a four-year institution.

Please Note: 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 JKC Foundation  to verify your eligibility.) Students who have already transferred to a four-year institution, or who plan to transfer beginning Spring 2015, are also not eligible for this scholarship.


 How to Apply

To begin an application, click here: start

Application instructions may be found at:

The application deadline is DECEMBER 2, 2014.


For further information, please contact the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation at:; or call 1-855-509-5253.

Service Project Idea

Westchester Community College is beginning to work with the Tarrytown and Ossining school districts on a grant intended to support English Language Learners and their families in middle and high schools in their districts (called Project ExcEL, a summary is attached attached here). The administration in the two high schools has expressed a real need for college students to act as tutors, both for ESL and for other academic subjects. They said that tutoring could take place at the high schools during the school day or after school. They would prefer bilingual tutors, but are open to all tutors.

Anyone interested in taking on this project? I know one group was thinking of a tutoring/college prep project. Would this fit your plans? Post your comments here.