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Calhoun’s Office Of Student Affairs Announces Application Cycle For Prestigious National Scholarship

10/20/2011

The Office of Student Affairs at Calhoun Community College is pleased to announce that the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship application link is now available on the Calhoun website at www.calhoun.edu. Interested students must apply online.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation anticipates awarding approximately 60 scholarships of up to $30,000 per year to outstanding community college students transferring to four-year colleges and universities in fall 2012.

According to Dr. Kermit Carter, dean for student affairs at Calhoun, the campus deadline for the initial screening of the Jack Kent Cooke application process is November 21, 2011.  All necessary application procedures must be strictly followed. The final deadline date for submission of the nominee packets to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is December 6, 2011.

While 45 percent of all college students in the US attend community colleges, few private funds are available to help top community college students transfer to four-year institutions, in spite of their high levels of ability and need. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships can provide funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books for the length of the undergraduate degree, generally two years.

Awards will be renewed each year based upon student performance. Current community college students are eligible, as are alumni who earned a degree from a community college or two-year institution since spring 2007 and have not since transferred to a four-year college.

All candidates for the scholarship must be nominated by the faculty representative at their local community college or two-year institution. The list of faculty representatives and a link to the online application are available on the Foundation’s website, www.jkcf.org.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to helping young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. The Foundation provides challenging opportunities to high achievers from lower-income families through its Young Scholars Program, generous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and grants to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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