Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $40,000 to each

Number of Awards: 45

Deadline: October 24, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at 4-year colleges or universities. Community college sophomores and recent graduates are eligible for this scholarship. Through the program, the applicant has an opportunity to receive scholarship fund to complete their bachelor’s degree, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

Host Institution:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination.


To eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

  • 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. 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant must submit an online application through the given link: https://outreach.jkcf.org/ut-apply/

Supporting Documents:

The application requirements include:

  • Transcripts:
  • Two recommendations from professors or instructors at the applicant’s community college
  • Student Financial Form, including copies of your Federal Tax Returns from the past three years
  • Parent Financial Form, including copies of their Federal Tax Return from the past three years (required for applicants under 30 years of age)

Award Description:

  • The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 45 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 other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

Detailed Information Link:


Contact Information:

If you have questions or need assistance, contact them by email scholarships-at-jkcf.orgor call 800-941-3300.

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