RCTC Students Named Semifinalists for Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship Program
RCTC is excited to announce that two RCTC Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honors students have been named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. Sarah Brakebill-Hacke (Rochester, MN) and Tanner Garity (Rochester, MN) are two of only five semifinalists from Minnesota selected to advance to the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship program. A total of 534 semifinalists from a pool of 2,500 applicants from across the United States have been selected to advance for this scholarship, the largest transfer scholarship program in the nation.
This highly competitive scholarship will offer selected finalists as much as $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete their bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards up to $40,000 scholarships to help exceptional community college students with financial need transfer to four-year schools. Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars will be selected in April 2018, based on their academic performance, leadership, perseverance, and service to others.
“Community colleges hold many of the nation’s most gifted students,” said Harold O. Levy, Executive Director of the Cooke Foundation. “Yet too often these students are denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential due to lack of adequate resources and support. Our scholarships help to remove these barriers so that talented students with financial need have a chance to complete their college education and pursue their goals and dreams.”
Cooke Scholarships fund the costs of attending college not covered by other financial aid, plus intensive academic advising, stipends for internships, study abroad opportunities, and the ability to network with other Cooke Scholars and alumni. After earning a bachelor’s degree, these Cooke Scholars will also be eligible to apply for a scholarship for graduate school worth up to a total of $75,000. For more information on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation go to http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/undergraduate-transfer/.