Scholarship Details

Jack Kent Cooke UG transfer Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:



Transfer students


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need as they transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.



Be a current student at an accredited US community college or two-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate.
Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall
Have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.50 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
Have significant unmet financial need.
Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution

Terms of Award:

Program Experience
Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:

Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
Ability to pursue any area of study.
Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
Multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience.

Please Submit:

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship application will be submitted using the Common App for Transfer. You will complete the Common App general requirements, which include things like your contact information, the school you attend and your grades, and your activities and honors. You will also invite two teachers to submit recommendations through the Common App. Once you have created a Common App, add the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as one of your “schools” to access the requirements that are specific to the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. These will include:

•Eligibility questions
•Several short essays
•Your college plans and intended major
•Financial information, including the last three years’ Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for your household and, if you are under age 30, for your parent(s)/guardian(s)

You can learn more about applying through the Common App on their website:

Online Application: