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THREE BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE SEMI-FINALISTS IN RACE FOR COMPETITIVE AND LUCRATIVE AWARD

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides up to $40,000 per year to 85 Academic Stars

March 18, 2016 — Three Bronx Community College students have been named semi-finalists for this year’s Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of some 85 deserving students, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

The stand-out Broncos from this year’s graduating class are physics major Paloma Alonso, business administration major Anokye Wilson and Jamie Claxton, who is studying dietetics and nutrition science.

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides financial support to the  nation’s top community college students as they earn their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. Each award covers a significant share of the student’s educational expenses — including tuition, living costs, books and fees — for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree.

Of the 2360 students who applied for the highly competitive award this year, 613 were named semi-finalists. From these, a panel of distinguished university admissions professionals and faculty will select 85 scholarship winners, judging the applicants by such standards as achievement and academic ability, persistence, leadership and service to others.

The names of those fortunate final 85 will be announced by May.

 

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