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Four LAVC Students Selected as Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to LAVC students Dana Herrera, Robert Ristine, Diana Castro, and Alexander Richardson for being selected as semi-finalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This highly selective scholarship provides generous financial support (up to $40,000/year) for two to three years and is awarded to the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The finalist will be announced in April.

Four LAVC Students Selected as Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Four Los Angeles Valley College students have been selected by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as semi-finalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. LAVC students Dana Herrera, Robert Ristine, Diana Castro, and Alexander Richardson were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 369 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is one of the premiere undergraduate transfer scholarships for community college students in the country. It is awarded to the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

All four students expressed an interest in attending either the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) or University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Dana Herrera plans to study Sociology at the four-year, and then pursue a degree in Educational Policy in graduate school. Robert Ristine’s major will be either computer science or electrical engineering, depending on whether he attends UCLA or Berkeley. Diana Castro is preparing to transfer to UCLA and plans to study World Arts & Culture. Alexander Richardson will be majoring in Astrophysics.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will announce the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients in April.

Cooke Transfer Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership. Students must be currently enrolled community college students residing in the United States. Each selected scholar will be provided generous financial support of up to $40,000 per year for up to three years, college planning services, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with a thriving community of fellow Cooke Scholars. For more information, visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship webpage.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 3/1/2019 5:00:04 PM