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Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s undergraduate transfer scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.

The 2014-2015 application due date has passed.  The 2015-2016 application will be available early fall 2014.


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 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 each of approximately 50 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

This year’s selection will happen in two phases. Phase One includes an online application plus one online recommendation from a professor or teacher at your community college. Students must apply online.

If you are selected as a semifinalist based on the Phase One application, you will be invited to submit additional information in Phase Two of the application process, including a second recommendation and financial information. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will contact those students selelcted for phase two.

To apply or for more information, including a Q&A section about the scholarship go to:

GRCC's Jack Kent Cooke Foundation faculty representative is Fátima Nieves.  She may be reached at or 616-234-3900.