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Scholarships to Help Community College Students Go On to Four-Year Schools

DATE: 10-31-2007

A private foundation will award scholarships of up to $30,000 per year to community college students who transfer into a four-year degree program.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will offer approximately 50 such scholarships across the United States through its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program. The program is intended to assist community college students in making the transition to a bachelor's degree program. Scholarships can be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees. They are awarded and renewed annually based on student performance and financial need.

Eric Zizza, transfer coordinator for Cayuga Community College, notes that Jack Kent Cooke scholarships are earmarked both for current community college students and for May 2003 or later graduates who have not yet transferred to a four-year college. Zizza provides assistance to Cayuga students and alumni in applying for the scholarships.

The deadline for Cayuga applications is December 3, 2007. Details and forms are available at www.jackkentcookefoundation.org.