In the spring of 2015, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award approximately 80 scholarships to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need earn a baccalaureate degree from a four-year college. The amount and duration of awards vary by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student is $40,000 per year. This is the largest scholarship offered in the United States to community college university transfer students.
Students who fulfill the following criteria may apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship:
- current student with at least 30 credit hours earned by Dec. 31, 2014
- plan to transfer to an accredited college or university for fall 2015
- cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
- significant financial need (must at least qualify for a Pell Grant)
- not previously nominated for a JKCF UT Scholarship
- not previously attended a four-year academic institution
If you are interested in applying for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Eligibility form to begin the pre-application process.
You must meet with a committee member by Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
The Durham Tech Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship committee is available to help eligible students with any part of the application process. Please feel free to contact a committee member:
Application requirements will include:
- Online application, due December 9, 2014 (closes at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)
- Two online recommendations from a professor or instructor at Durham Tech (due by December 16, 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)