Community College Students Transferring to Finish Their Education Have a New Scholarship Opportunity
October 22, 2003
(Torrington, WY) The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which runs one of the country's largest and most competitive private scholarship programs, has announced that it will focus its undergraduate scholarship program on students transferring from community college to pursue four-year degrees at any accredited college or university in the United States and abroad. The Foundation?s new Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program represents the largest private initiative in US history to enable community college students to earn four-year degrees. Students at Eastern Wyoming College or alumni who have graduated from EWC since May 1999 may compete for scholarships that could total as much as $30,000 per student. Awards will provide funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books for the length of the undergraduate degree, generally two years.
The Foundation plans to award approximately 30 scholarships in spring of 2004 for use during the 2004-2005 academic year. It will renew each award in subsequent years based upon performance. Application materials are available on the Foundation?s website, www.jackkentcookefoundation.org, or a copy can be picked up at the Financial Aid Office at Eastern Wyoming College. For more scholarship information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 307.532.8224.