Three Howard Community College Students Named Semifinalists for Nationally Competitive Transfer Scholarship
Howard Community College (HCC) students Israah Ansari, Willow Hoffheiser and Abigail Pisanic are semifinalists for the competitive Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. These scholarships are awarded to community college students “who have demonstrated exceptional academic ability, leadership, service, and a determination to complete their bachelor’s degrees at top four-year institutions.”
The finalists, who will be announced in April, will have a chance to receive up to $55,000 per year for two to three years. This year, there were 1,700 applicants, and 459 were named semifinalists. Financial assistance is not the only thing the finalists will receive; they will also have the opportunity for academic advising, internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.
Scholarship recipients are able to use the funds to cover tuition, books, fees and living expenses. Last year, 100 finalists were awarded this generous scholarship, which varies based on their tuition and other financial assistance.For more information about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, please visit them at: https://www.jkcf.org/