Eight semifinalistsMississippi Gulf Coast Community College has eight of the 10 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship semifinalists from Mississippi.  They are among 459 community college students that were named for this highly competitive scholarship that provides as much as $55,000 per year for two to three years to complete a bachelor’s degree at any accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S.

MGCCC student semifinalists are Frederick Cook, Breland Graves, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Damien Koon, Veronika Landry, William Sky Paulk, Ashleigh Pierce, and Caleb Raulerson.

This year’s 459 semifinalists were chosen from a pool of more than 1,600 applicants, and attend 194 community colleges in 37 states, plus Washington, DC, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship represents a unique opportunity, providing crucial support for transfer students to overcome barriers and successfully attain their bachelor’s degrees.

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship offers unparalleled support to community college students. In addition to the generous financial support, selected Cooke Transfer Scholars will receive educational advising from the Foundation’s Deans of Scholar Support to guide them through the process of transitioning to a four-year school and preparing for their future careers. They will also have access to internship opportunities, study abroad experiences, graduate school funding, and the invaluable connection to a robust network of more than 3,100 fellow Cooke Scholars and Alumni.

The finalists for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship will be announced in May.

For more on the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, visit https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarship/.

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