Previous winners give advice on applying.
Many college students go through their education with debt, part-time jobs, and a lot of stress. What if a single grant could solve some of these problems? The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship is a great opportunity for those who are looking for an opportunity to save money for college and make a lifelong decision.
The scholarship is available each year to students with exceptional academic excellence who are not currently attending a four-year institution. It is a scholarship that covers up to $55,000 annually to attend an accredited four-year institution. This scholarship was founded by Jack Kent Cook, a philanthropist and entrepreneur who left a large portion of his estate to help students excel in their education.
On November 18, Beverly Bui held a Zoom conference with previous winners, Thyra Cobbs and Bernice Silverene, Cobbs is an LMC graduate and Silverine is a graduate of Columbia University. Zoom’s briefing focused on how the scholarship affected their lives and their advice on applying.
Silverene has spoken about how the scholarship has helped her since her win earlier this year.
“Basically, they really deliver what you need when it comes to your goals, dreams and vision. All you have to do is tell them what you want for yourself,” she said.
Silverine explained that the scholarship is not just a scholarship, but an institution that wants to see you succeed.
Basically, they really provide what you need when it comes to your goals, dreams, and vision. All you have to do is tell them what you want for yourself.”
– Bernice Silverene
“They understand, sometimes it’s not going to be set stone upon stone, some people are going to change things. They are totally OK with that, as long as you communicate with them and they can see that you are going towards what you want to do. I don’t think there are enough words,” she said. To describe how incredibly massive and supportive this foundation is.”
Cobbs spoke about her tips and tricks on mastering the application process.
“do not rush. Ask people you trust to review your responses. I have asked several professors and faculty at LMC to review my application to see if my ideas are being conveyed the way I want them to,” Cobbs said. “I have also reached out to the LMC Scholarship Department. Four words I will use in my application are resilience, leadership, personal growth and philanthropy.”
Silverian encouraged everyone who was interested to apply to start early. She gave advice to work on your grades, serve the community, and get yourself involved more in your school’s clubs.
“It’s always good to start early and have a plan, it may not work out the way you want it to but somehow you’ll get to where you want to be, that’s what I believe in.
To apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, you must be a current undergraduate or recent graduate and planning to enroll at a four-year institution in Fall 2022. Applicants must also have a GPA of at least 3.5, evidence of financial need and no prior enrollments in any A four-year institution.
The deadline for this scholarship is January 10, 2022. You can apply Here.