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Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly-selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at selective four-year colleges or universities.

The Foundation provides up to $55,000 per year for up to three years making it among the largest private scholarships for community college transfer students in the country.

Previous LAVC students awarded this scholarship attended UCLA, UC Berkeley UC San Diego, Stanford, Georgetown and Columbia University!! Be the next LAVC JKC Scholar!

Review this important information and start your application today!


  • No previous full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university
  • Sophomore status by January 1, 2024 at a two-year college
  • Plan to enroll in a four-year college/university in Fall 2024
  • Cumulative unweighted GPA 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrated unmet financial need


  • Personalized Advising
  • Financial Support
  • Scholar Community

Program Goals

  • Attend nation’s top/best colleges universities
  • Connect with peers and mentors who support academic success and development of expertise
  • Gain the skills, networks, knowledge and confidence to excel in college
  • Get prepared for post graduate opportunities, career or graduate school

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic Achievement – include opportunities outside the classroom
  • Persistence – determination – demonstrated work ethic – to complete education
  • Leadership – positions of influencing others – group dynamics, organizations, volunteer, church, home …..value
  • Service to Others – Peer-to-peer mentoring, compassion, committing to service sustained period of time.

Application Process

  • Common App – Create an Account or Sign in to your existing Common Transfer App
  • Add JKC Foundation in “Add Program”
  • Complete the Cooke supplement, including the writing section

The application also includes:

  • Uploading a resume and an unofficial transcript
  • Teacher recommendations
  • A writing section

Writing Section includes:

  • Narrative Autobiography – long essay – 300 characters
  • Three Short Essay Questions
Important Dates
October 5, 2023 Application Open
January 11, 2024
(your local time zone)
Application Closes at 11:59pm
February 2024 Semifinalists announced
May 2024 Scholar notification

We are here to help

If you have any questions, please call the Vice President - Student Services Office at 818.947.2688.

Jack Kent Cooke Organization -

What are they looking for:

  • 3.5 GPA or Higher - or Challenging Course Work
  • Persistence
  • Character
  • Leadership
  • Engagement in the Community

October 5, 2023
Application Open

January 11, 2024
Application Closes at 11:59 pm (PT)