Every year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards about 85 students with up to $40,000 per year for two to three years of study at an accredited four-year institution of their choosing.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is the largest scholarship foundation in the country, and is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since its opening in 2000, the Foundation has awarded $125 million in scholarships to 1,800 students, and $79 million in grants to organizations that support their mission.
As their website proudly announces, "Jack Kent Cooke Scholars think big, work hard, and achieve. They have diverse interests, are in a wide array of fields, and are passionate about giving back." Check out some profiles of past Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients: Raul Magdaleno, Matthew Loftus, and Harun Mehmedinovic.
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The Foundation must receive your application by December 2, 2014. Apply here!
We loved this article on HuffPo today by Joe Kapp entitled, Top 7 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Start a Business at a Community College:
Community colleges, unlike traditional four-year institutions, have a long history of collaborating with businesses and workforce development in local communities. As a result, most community colleges already have significant experience working with businesses and can really help accelerate a new business' growth.
From low-cost workspaces to access to talent, community colleges have a lot to offer, and Kapp gives a pretty good overview!
Read the entire article here.