BCC Cooke Scholarship Winner Shines Bright
Bronx Community College graduate Bright Tsagli is one of only 61 students nationwide to win a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholar, an award that is as competitive as it is remunerative. Recipients receive up to $40,000 per year to help cover the cost of educational expenses such as tuition, living expenses, books and required fees as they complete their bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Cooke Scholars are eligible to apply for graduate school funding of up to $75,000.
Ghanaian-born Bright was a very active member of BCC’s Class of 2017. He was executive treasurer of the Student Government Association from 2016-17, Vice Chairperson of BCC Inc, a mentor with the Black Male Initiative, a supplementary instruction leader and a math tutor. The Engineering Science major was also part of a CUNY Scholars Research program. Additionally, he played for BCC’s soccer team and was named a 2016 CUNY Scholar-Athlete.
The last BCC student to win a Cooke Scholarship was Kojo Wallace in 2008. Today he is Dr. Wallace, a resident surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital.