Carlin Taylor of Long Beach has been named a semifinalist for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Taylor is one of five Mississippi community college students who could win up to $40,000 annually to attend a four-year college or university of their choice. This year’s 406 semifinalists were chosen from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants attending 398 community colleges in 44 states and the District of Columbia.
“The Cooke scholarship is an incredible opportunity for me, and I look forward to finding out whether or not I receive it in April,” he said. “It is exciting as this scholarship would allow me to truly go anywhere I choose.”
Taylor, a Multimedia Art and Animation major at the Harrison County Campus, is active in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, serving as the president of the PTK Mississippi/Louisiana region and as vice president of Leadership for the Omicron Alpha Chapter at the Harrison County Campus. He has received the Golden Key Award, Distinguished Chapter Officer Award and Distinguished Regional Officer Award, and was named to the college’s Who’s Who Among Community College Students.
The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars.
The 2021 Cooke College Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.