11 ELAC Students Selected as Cooke Scholarship SemifinalistsPosted: Jan/28/2020 9:48 AM
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January 28, 2020
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Monterey Park, CA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the 456 semifinalists for its prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship this year, and 11 of those were East Los Angeles College students. The semifinalists were selected from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 311 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
The purpose of this award is to support top community college students from around the nation as they transfer to four-year institutions to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The 11 ELAC students along with the other semifinalists were selected based on their incredible academic ability, financial need, leadership, and service to others. Semifinalists must be currently enrolled community college students or recent graduates residing in the United States.
ELAC Cooke Scholarship Semifinalists: (Put in alphabetical order by last name)
- Chris Danielle Caracena
- Johanna Carbajal
- Nicole Funes
- Itzel Gidwani
- Angela Gomez
- Wen Gu
- Brian Ha
- Bryan Hernandez Benitez
- Jenny Hsu
- Brittany Lizaola
- Thomas Van
The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Selected scholars will receive financial support for up to three years, comprehensive educational advising, and the chance to connect with fellow Cooke Scholars. ELAC has had 10 Cooke Scholars in its history and they have continued their education at top universities such as the University of California Berkeley, Stanford, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
For more information about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and its scholarship please visit their website at www.jkcf.org.