What Makes Someone a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar?

As a Jack Kent Cooke scholar, I’ve met some of the most incredible people in the country. This is a privilege I don’t take for granted. Other JKC scholars have taught me how far hard work and perseverance can take you. When I was applying, I didn’t think I was qualified to win. However, I…

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How To: Support First Generation College Students

The biggest reasons I thought I couldn’t go to college was because my family didn’t have the money for it and I didn’t think I was “college material”. I assumed you already had to know everything before you even went to college. I had to build my own support system because I had no idea…

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Going to College as a First Generation Student

As kids we expect that our parents have already experienced every milestone we’re going to go through in life. There’s a sense of comfort in knowing that they can advise you on what’s next and how you should prepare. As a first-generation college student, this is far from the case. You are the first in…

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My Story: The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Applying for scholarships can be very stressful. The Jack Kent Cooke scholarship application is one of the more extensive applications I’ve dealt with, but if you are willing and dedicated enough to put in the effort, the payoff is incredible.   I was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in May 2016, a…

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