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All applications for the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships are reviewed by independent readers using the following selection criteria: achievement and academic ability, desire to engage in and contribute to the world, self-confidence, and resilience. Below are descriptions intended to provide additional detail on each criterion.
To be competitive, applicants must demonstrate significant unmet financial need, score highly in achievement and academic ability, and receive good scores in the other criteria. We understand that it is the rare person who could score “perfectly” in all areas, but your candidates will be competing with others who are strong in most or all areas.
Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of 3.50 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) for all undergraduate coursework. In addition, the panel looks for
The school(s) indicated as the applicant's choice(s) to complete his/her baccalaureate degree should be appropriate for the applicant’s stated goals.
The panel will expect applicants to provide evidence of purposeful and meaningful commitment to others. Ways to demostrate this purposeful and meaningful committment include:
The panel will look for evidence of the applicant's belief in oneself, taking appropriate risks, and feeling comfortable in seeking help and getting advice.
Evidence of ability to cope with adversity or stress, including assumption of significant responsibilities during school or prior personal challenges; bouncing back from failure.