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Jack Kent Cooke 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 four-year colleges or universities. 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.

Click here to read about and hear from Westchester Community College’s 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship winner—Mr. Wellington Mackey—who is now attending Yale University in New Haven, CT: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/06/25/from-the-streets-of-the-bronx-to-yale-immigrant-achieves-american-dream/

 Minimum Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible, a student MUST:

  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2017, or a recent graduate (since spring 2013).
  • Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in Fall 2018.
  • 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. The Foundation will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, they anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
  • Have not previously enrolled at or 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 click here–contact us–to verify your eligibility.)
  • Students who have already transferred to a four-year institution or plan to transfer to start during the Spring 2018 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:
    • Education costs that are appreciably greater than the total amount of other scholarships or grant awards.
    • Insufficient student and family income to meet educational costs.

How to Apply

    • You must use a unique e-mail address to create your Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Application account.
  • Recommenders, parents/guardians, and school officials do not need to register and create an account.
    • You will be sent an email with instructions after the applicant submits his/her application.
    • Please contact the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation if you have not received your information.

What are the application requirements?

The application requirements include:

  • Online application including requested uploads
  • Two recommendations from professors or instructors at the applicant’s community college
  • Student Financial Form, including a copy of Federal Tax Returns for the past 3 years (2014, 2015, & 2016).  Complete tax forms, including W-2 form(s), schedules, and attachments for the applicant and his/her spouse (if applicable).
  • Parent Financial Form, including a copy of Federal Tax Returns for the past 3 years (2014, 2015, & 2016).  (Required for applicants under 30 years of age.)  Complete tax forms, including W-2 form(s), schedules, and attachments
  • Transcripts from ALL colleges attended since 2002 (the last 15 years). An application that does not include transcripts from all colleges will be considered incomplete.

What is the Deadline?

  • The application and ALL materials MUST be submitted by Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 12:00 Noon, EST

Students may save and return to their applications as many times as needed, up until October 24th.

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

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Community college sophomores and recent graduates are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients are awarded up to $40,000 per year to complete their bachelor’s degree, in addition to opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

•              Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2016, or a recent graduate (since spring 2012).

•              Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2017.

•              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 enrolled at or 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 plan to transfer to start during the spring 2017 semester are also not eligible for this scholarship.

Apply online at: http://outreach.jkcf.org/ut-apply/?utm_campaign=2017_UT_Outreach&utm_medium=Button&utm_source=Website&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jkcf.org%2Fscholarship-programs%2Fundergraduate-transfer%2F.

The deadline for all application materials is October 25, 2016 at noon ET.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants to undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens with limited financial means, who wish to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has helped over 17,000 students from more than 1,100 institutions study or intern abroad in over 140 countries. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and is administered by the Institute of International Education in Houston, TX.

NOTE: WCC student, Amanda Anderson, won a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship in 2014, which allowed her to study Italian language and culture, in Italy, during the Summer of 2014.

Application Deadline
Summer 2015 & Fall/AY 2015-2016 online applications are due March 3, 2015 by 11:59 p.m. (central)

How To Apply
Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) – or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students – in one country, and no more than one academic year
  • Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student’s home institution
  • Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

Questions?
For more information about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, please see contact information below:

STUDENTS:

Last Name A-D
Phone:  832-369-3477
Email: gilmanforms@iie.org

Last Name E-K
Phone: 832-369-3484
Email: gilman@iie.org

Last Name L-Q
Phone: 832-369-3475
Email: gilmandocs@iie.org

Last Name R-Z
Phone: 832-369-3485
Email: gilmanapp@iie.org

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.

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 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.

Questions?

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

Link

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/cctop/

Some important CCTOP dates and deadlines:

CCTOP Visit Days, Fall 2014:

Friday, 9/19

Wednesday, 10/8

Friday, 10/24

Friday, 11/7

Friday 11/21

Registration for each of these dates can be found here.

Application deadline for Spring admission, Steinhardt & Silver: November 1

Application deadline for Fall admissions, Steinhardt & Silver: April 1 (Please note that Media, Culture & Communication is now Fall admission only.)

School of Continuing & Professional Studies, McGhee Division admits on a rolling schedule as follows: Spring ’15 semester deadline: January 15, Fall ’16 deadline: August 15.

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The Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation makes it possible for today’s women to continue college and begin preparing for professional careers. Funds for programs are raised through generous donations by alumnae, annual dues, and fundraising events held throughout the year. A one-time $2000 grant will be awarded, which may be used for tuition, fees, books, and/or equipment required for course instruction.  The award may not be used for graduate study.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

  •         Current second year female students aged 22 and above
  •         who are enrolled at community colleges in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
  •         who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average
  •         and who are transferring to four-year institutions in the Fall

*There are no restrictions or limitations based upon race, ethnicity or the employment status of the prospective recipient. The grant is based on merit, courses and goals.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Complete the online application form, found at: http://finchcollege.org/FinchOnlineApplicationForm.pdf
  2. Submit a narrative of less than 1,000 words stating why you should receive the Finch grant (most important)
  3. Attach a current resume of study and work experience
  4. Attach your college transcript(s)
  5. Submit two letters of recommendation (in pdf) from faculty members who can attest to your work experience and academic achievements
  6. Provide proof of age over 22: copy of driver’s license, passport, etc.
  1. EMAIL APPLICATION AND ATTACHMENTS (PDF ONLY) TO: SCHOLARSHIPS@FINCHCOLLEGE.ORG

Completed applications must be received BEFORE May 15th

For further information, visit www.FinchCollege.org.

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Lanza Family Foundation WREF Women’s Hall of Fame Scholarships

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The mission of the scholarship program is to assist young women in achieving their future goals. It is part of WREF’s commitment to the future of girls, by helping them be all that they can be. The majority of scholarships are given out at the Women’s Hall of Fame in March, during Women’s History Month. If awarded a scholarship, students will be required to attend the Women’s Hall of Fame and Scholarship Awards Luncheon, to be held at the Hilton Rye Brook, March 28, 2014. The Lanza Family Foundation may provide up to ten (10) scholarships, in the amount of $5000 each, to deserving female students who are enrolled at Westchester Community College. Additional awards are available to female veterans.

Scholarship Criteria
An applicant MUST:

  • Be female
  • Have completed one year at Westchester Community College
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be nominated by a member of the faculty or administration
  • Have Westchester County as applicant’s permanent address
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (copy of Alien Registration Card required)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to her community
  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Demonstrate financial need

Applicants must also submit financial forms (2012): 1040 income tax return and W-2 of each parent or guardian providing financial support. If applicant is emancipated, include only applicant’s tax information. (All tax information will eventually be shredded.)

Submission

In order to be considered, students should complete the application (including the nominator’s statement), and mail, along with attachments, to:

Women’s Research and Education Fund
P.O. Box 293
Rye, NY 10580

 A copy of the application form may be found at: http://www.wrefny.org/uploads/1/2/0/7/12074564/lanza_application__2014.pdf

 

The application deadline is December 1, 2013

Decisions

Decisions will be made by the Women’s Research and Education Fund. You may view a list of 2013 winners at: http://www.wrefny.org/scholarship-names-listing-for-2013.html.

 

2014 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

From the Scholarship Office, a huge opportunity . . . 

2014 Jack Kent Cooke 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 $30,000 per year to deserving students, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

The application for the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is now open.  We write to inform you of two big changes to the application process:

  1. Faculty Representative role has changed:  Students are no longer required to be nominated by the faculty representative in order to compete for this scholarship.   This means that community colleges are not limited to between two and four nominees as had been the case previously.  All eligible applicants may apply. (Students will be required to take an eligibility quiz.)
  1. Two-Phase Application Process:
    1. All eligible applicants may access the online application via the Foundation’s website to complete a Phase One application.  The Phase One application closes November 7, 2013 at noon (central time).
    2. If an applicant is selected as a semifinalist based on the Phase One application, the applicant will be invited to submit additional information in Phase Two of the application process.   Phase Two of the application closes January 16, 2014 at noon (central time).

Apply online at: https://testregistration.org/rsp/CreateAccount.do?event=go&realm=28330770

**FROM THE JKC FOUNDATION—WEBINAR FOR STUDENTS/RECENT ALUMNI:

  1. The JKC Foundation will host a webinar for current community college students and recent alumni interested in applying to the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  This webinar will explain the minimum eligibility requirements; the application and selection process; as well as answer any questions attendees may have.
  2. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 4:00 pm (ET). 
  3. Please forward this email to any of your current or former students that you feel would make excellent applicants.
  4. ——————————————————- To join the online meeting ——————————————————- 1. Go to https://communique.webex.com/communique/j.php?ED=249409542&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D 2. Enter your name and email address. 3. Click “Join”.
  5. Topic: The JKCF Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
  6. Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  7. Time: 4:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  8. Meeting Number: 594 559 270
  9.  Lastly, please follow the Foundation on Twitter @TheJKCF for updates on our scholarships.

NOTE: For questions about the JKCF application process, or for help with the application form, please contact them online at: https://www.act.org/host/jkc/contact.html