June 2016, Volume 20, Number 3

Features

A Full Ride to Continuing College Success

Four MDC graduates recently beat thousands of applicants to be chosen among only 75 nationwide to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Standout students Juan Albrecht (North Campus), Valentina d’Empaire (InterAmerican Campus), Yessica Maltes (Wolfson Campus) and Santiago Tobar-Potes (Wolfson Campus) upheld MDC’s title as the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s most-awarded institution, bringing the College’s total to 21.

Considered the most competitive scholarship in the country, the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship won by Albrecht, d’Empaire and Maltes provides up to $40,000 toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution, not only for tuition and fees but also living expenses and books – costs not often covered by institutional financial aid or scholarships.

Dual enrollee Tobar-Potes, who graduated with an associate degree from MDC along with his high school diploma, won the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship. He attended the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) at Wolfson Campus, one of five dual enrollment high schools based at MDC in a partnership between the College and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

“It is no surprise when we see the quality of scholarship that these students possess,” said Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy at an award ceremony for the winners. “But it is not only for the quality of scholarship that they stand out, but also for their giving back and sense of social purpose.”

— MR


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