Jack Kent Cooke Scholar
Student Monica Victoria became the college’s tenth winner of the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The $40,000 per year award is the largest community college student scholarship in the nation. In addition to this funding for tuition, living expenses, books, fees, etc., recipients are eligible to apply for graduate school funding of up to $75,000.
“I came to the college in 2015, uncertain of who I was. I was a meek person at that time, and doubtful of my scholarly capabilities. Now I have graduated with the knowledge that I am strong, qualified, efficient, accomplished, and intelligent–qualities that have carried over into my personal life and that have had a positive effect on my position at work and even on my parenting,” says the Accounting major.
61 scholars were selected this year to receive the award nationwide.