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Eleven NOVA Students Selected as Semifinalists for Prestigious 2022 Jack Kent Cooke Undergrad Transfer Scholarship

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is extremely proud to announce that 11 NOVA Nighthawk students have been named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Through this prestigious award, the Foundation supports high-achieving community college students with a demonstrated financial need who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year institutions.

This year’s 440 semifinalists were chosen from a nationwide pool of more than 1,200 applicants attending 180 community colleges in 35 states. NOVA students represent nearly two-thirds of Virginia semifinalists this year and in the past 13 years, 19 NOVA students have received the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  

NOVA Jack Kent Cooke ‘Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship’ Semifinalists

Jenna Aylward
Menwa Besheer
Junior de la Iglesia
Anastasia Duenas
Aanya Hasan
Anum Khan
Subin Kim
Kerri Langhorne
Mariah Salazar-Solorzano
Kayla Sherman
Meelod Waheed

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides funding for tuition, room and board, and required fees and books for the remainder (up to three years) of the scholar’s undergraduate degree. In addition to financial support, selected scholars will receive comprehensive educational advising from the Foundation to guide them through the process of transitioning to a four-year school and preparing for their careers. Undergraduate Transfer Scholars also receive opportunities for internships, study abroad and graduate school funding, and they are connected to a thriving network of nearly 3,000 fellow Cooke Scholars and Alumni.

To view the national announcement for this year’s NOVA semifinalists, as well as other national semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke ‘Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship,’ please go to https://www.jkcf.org/our-stories/2022-undergraduate-transfer-scholarship-semifinalists/

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients will be announced by early May 2022. For further information on this announcement, please contact Willie Pomeroy, director of policy compliance and honors coordinator at wpomeroy@nvcc.edu. 

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls nearly 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield (Medical Education Campus) and Woodbridge, through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment. We offer more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals through university transfers and access to the most in-demand careers. At NOVA, we strive to ensure that every student succeeds, every program achieves and every community prospers. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, visit our website, www.nvcc.eduor call 703.323.3000.

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