13. November 2008 19:00
Moraine Park Technical College students who are entering their last semester at Moraine Park and recent alumni who will be transferring their Moraine Park credits to full-time status at a four-year college or university can apply to the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program offered by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
The private foundation will award up to $30,000 annually per recipient to help students and recent alumni from Moraine Park pursue four-year degrees. Current students at Moraine Park are eligible, as are alumni who have earned a degree since spring 2004 and have not transferred to a four-year college.
Forty-five percent of all college students in the U.S. attend community colleges. For those who wish to continue on to a bachelor’s degree, the Jack Kent Cooke scholarships can provide funding for tuition, room and board, required fees and books for the length of the undergraduate degree, generally two years. Each award can total up to $30,000 annually, though the amounts will vary based on factors such as the cost of the institution each recipient attends. The Foundation will renew awards each year based on student performance.
The Foundation plans to award 50 scholarships nationwide in spring 2009. After the application deadline of Jan. 8, the nomination process will begin. For more information, contact Debra Stoffel, Moraine Park Student Services, at 262-306-5331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application materials and all scholarship criteria are available on the Foundation’s Web site at www.jkcf.org. Click on Scholarships then Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships.