CSM Students, Alums Eligible for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarships

Deadline to Apply is Jan. 19

Students and recent alumni from the College of Southern Maryland are eligible to apply by January 19 for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program.

Through this initiative the private foundation will award up to $30,000 annually per recipient to help students and recent alumni from community colleges and two-year institutions pursue bachelor degrees at any accredited college or university in the United States and abroad. These scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, for the length of the undergraduate degree, generally two years.

“These scholarships help remove the financial barrier of the last two years of a bachelor's degree for the individual that has already accomplished much and has set a high goal. In addition, the achievement of that goal would benefit not only the award winner, but his or her family and community,” said CSM Professor Mike Green, who is the college’s faculty representative for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.

Current CSM students with 30 or more credits by Dec. 31, 2010 or CSM alumni who have earned an associate’s degree since spring 2006 and have not since transferred to a four-year college are eligible to apply.

CSM may only nominate two individuals. Interested students and recent graduates must obtain application instructions and a list of minimum qualifications directly from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation at www.jkcf.org and apply online by Jan. 19, 2010. For additional information, contact Green at 301-934-7598 or mikeg@csmd.edu