Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship available

College is expensive. There is no debating that. While Richland and the other Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) schools do their best to assist students with financial needs, many students aim for something beyond a two-year associate degree.

The jump from a two-year college to a four-year university can be supplemented with scholarships. The Jack Kent Cooke scholarship is one of many options available to students who wish to transfer. It’s definitely an attention-getter.

“It’s up to $40,000 for three years and you can go to any accredited four-year college or university and you can study whatever you want,” said Kathleen Stephens, Ph.D., coordinator of Richland’s Honor Program.

According to Stephens, the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship requires a 3.5 minimum G.P.A. and other important documentation. The Honors Program accepts applications all year around and provides assistance with the application.

The Honors Program is hosting a Jack Kent Cooke scholarship application workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 25 and 26 in the Honors Student Center in El Paso Hall, E055. The Jack Kent Cook scholarship is highly competitive and students are urged not to wait until the last minute to apply.