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: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/undergraduate-transfer/application-material/?&__hssc=32949793.23.1413295163221&__hstc=32949793.62d4873a3d168f15902731e8ad2677b4.1413226990829.1413226990829.1413295163221.2&hsCtaTracking=c3b4334e-ac9b-4514-9bf4-cf648f61bc7e%7Cb978eca7-5934-4712-9a77-831b73167468

The application deadline is DECEMBER 2, 2014.


For further information, please contact the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation at: https://jkcf-undergraduatetransfer.scholarsapply.org/Contact-Us; or call 1-855-509-5253.

1 thought on “Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

  1. Kent Trickel Post author

    From the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: “Due to technical issues in the system, the deadlines for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship have been extended. The new application deadline is DECEMBER 9, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Central time. In addition, the deadline for recommendation forms and, if applicable, parent form(s), has also been extended. Those forms are now due by December 16, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Central time.”

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