Information sessions will be held this week and next
Schoolcraft College students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree should consider applying for the 2022 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This is the largest undergraduate, private scholarship in the United States, and worth up to $55,000 per year. Funds can be used for tuition, books and other fees and expenses at any accredited four-year institution.
“The selection process for these awards is rigorous and highly competitive, with approximately 50 scholarships awarded each year out of thousands of applicants,” said Dr. Laurie Kattuah-Snyder, Chief Student Services Officer. “Schoolcraft College, however, has had six Jack Kent Cooke Scholars over the past few years, so we definitely encourage our students who plan to transfer to a four-year school to apply.”
Applicants must meet all of these qualifications:
- Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college with sophomore status as of January 1, 2022, or a recent graduate (since spring 2017)
- Plan to enroll in a full-time baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2022
- Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
- Demonstrate unmet financial need. They will consider applicants with a maximum annual gross income of $95,000.
- No previous enrollment or attendance at a four-year institution.
A review panel of distinguished college faculty and staff judge the applicants using criteria that includes:
- Achievement and academic ability
- Financial need
- Service to others
Students can take advantage of information sessions to help prepare their applications. The dates, times and locations are:
- Wednesday, October 13, 5:00 p.m., Liberal Arts 500
- Tuesday, Oct. 19, noon, McDowell 100