Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program

🏆 Available:
💰 Amount Varies
⏳ 01/06

Scholarship Description

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow Scholars.

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 they may receive.
This highly competitive scholarship includes:
  • Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience


  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status planning to enroll in a full-time baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with a maximum annual gross income of $95,000
  • No previous enrollment or attendance at a four-year institution.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required. Candidates, however, must have attended an accredited two-year institution in the United States.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.5 Minimum GPA
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
  • Your college plans and intended major

How To Apply

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Donor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The organization is a private, independent foundation, established to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. The foundation intends to identify people who have shown unique overall excellence, both in academic endeavors and in extracurricular activities.