The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) has announced the winners for its highly competitive Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The foundation named 100 high-achieving community college students as recipients of the prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and among them are three students from Montgomery College– Anna Chacon, Eve Elias Stowell, and Marthe Medalebem Sandjol. The highly competitive national scholarship provides transfer students with up to $55,000 a year to complete their bachelor’s degrees.
Through this award, the Foundation supports high-achieving community college students with financial need seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year institutions.
Since its inception, the Cooke Foundation has selected Transfer Scholars from over 337 community colleges and has awarded more than $54 million in transfer scholarships. While national college enrollments have been on the decline in the midst of the pandemic, recent National Student Clearinghouse data finds that transfers are on the rise among community college students who have stayed enrolled in the first year of the pandemic. For the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, this was a highly competitive year.
Montgomery College had 10 JKCF semifinalists:
Eve Elias Stowell
Marthe Medalebem Sandjol
Amanda Pereira Baloneque