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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 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.

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