Friday, October 7, 2016

Apply for Jack Kent Cooke & ALL AZ Scholarships

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Here are a couple of scholarship opportunities for top community college students who are planning for a university transfer. Deadlines are quickly approaching.

The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country. Visit this page for more details about this national scholarship competition and application process. Check out this webinar to learn about best practices and strategies for submitting a competitive application.

The deadline to apply is October 25, noon ET

2016 All AZ Scholars
The All-Arizona (ALL AZ) Academic Team Scholarship includes a tuition award to one of Arizona’s three state universities along with cash scholarships in the range of $500-$1,000.  The top scholars will also have an opportunity to apply for membership on the All-USA Community College Academic Team and additional awards.

Students must demonstrate the following:
  • Outstanding academic rigor and grade point averages (3.6 or higher)
  • Participation in honors programs
  • Awards, honors, and recognition for academic achievement
  • Service to the college and community

A major focal point of the application process is an essay, which students must submit to chronicle one significant endeavor or achievement as a community college student. The scholarship judges look for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements or undertakings.

The deadline to apply is October 24, 8 a.m.

Please contact Rio Salado College Student Life & Leadership Coordinator John Bastian at or by calling 480-517-8050 to secure the official application for the ALL Arizona scholarship-- and to get help completing both of these scholarship applications.