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Collin College Seeks Nominations For Huge Transfer Scholarship


Collin College Seeks Nominations For Huge Transfer Scholarship

October 14, 2008 – Application for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is open.

The scholarship honors outstanding community college students with up to $30,000 in scholarship monies to complete one’s bachelor’s degree. About 50 students are selected annually. It is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the United States.

The scholarship covers all educational expenses including tuition, living expenses, books and fees for the final two or three years in order to complete the bachelor’s degree.

In order to be eligible, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by Dec. 31, 2008, or a recent graduate (since spring 2004);
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2009;
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.50 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Be nominated by his or her two-year institution.
  • Have unmet financial need.
  • Have not previously been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Collin College’s internal deadline for nomination for the scholarship is Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hanson, Collin College’s Jack Kent Cook Foundation representative, at shanson@ccccd.edu or call 972.985.3734. Or visit http://transferu.ccccd.edu/jackkentcookescholarship.pdf or www.jkcf.org.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.