Scholarship opportunity open to undocumented community college students


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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is offering up to $40,000 per year to students transferring from two-year and community colleges.

Each award will help students cover a significant share of their educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2015, or a recent graduate (since spring 2011).
  • Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2016.
  • 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.

Just like their college scholarship available to undocumented high school seniors, please note that non-US citizens may be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarships if they demonstrate unmet financial need, regardless of their eligibility for other types of federal and institutional financial aid. You must, however, reside in the United States or a US territory and attend high school in the United States.

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2015

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

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