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The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student's educational expenses - including tuition, living expenses, books, and required fees - for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor's degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as grants or scholarships they may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
  • Ability to pursue any area of study.
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience.

To apply, please visit:  www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarship/

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The All-USA Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship, a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards. In addition to scholarships, team members are presented at the annual President’s Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention.

The program is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa.

Nominees to the All-USA Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Academic Team, New Century Scholars Programs, and All-State Academic Teams when applicable.

For more information, and to apply, please visit: 


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The student receiving the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state is named a New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar or a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. Students nominated for the Workforce Pathway should be planning to enter the workforce after completing a certificate or associate degree, and students nominated for the Transfer Pathway should be planning to transfer to the four-year college after graduation.

The program annually recognizes 104 Scholars. Each New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar receives special recognition at the Association of Community College Trustees Congress. Each New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar receives special recognition at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

To be eligible for this program, students must submit an application for the All-USA Academic Team and be selected as a nominee by their college.

The New Century Pathway Scholarship program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa.

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Drezner Family Scholarship

The Drezner Family Scholarship Fund supports students at Monterey Peninsula College and Hartnell College planning to transfer into a four-year college or university in order to complete their bachelor's degree. The Fund will award scholarships of up to $5,000 per year and may be renewable for a second year. The final award amount is determined after consideration of all sources of financial aid.

Competitive awardees are students committed to a career in the health & human services or education field, e.g. psychology, social work, public health, medicine, teaching. The Fund seeks students who care deeply about living a life of purpose through service to others, and who are strongly motivated to be successful and make a positive difference in their community.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on documented financial need, academic record of achievement, demonstrated leadership through their education, work experience and community service, and an essay and statement of goals and aspirations. A letter of recommendation is also required. The applicant must currently be registered as a student at either Hartnell College or Monterey Peninsula College, and planning to enroll as a full-time student at a four-year college or university in the next academic year (Fall 2021).

To apply, please visit: cfmco.academicworks.com/opportunities/532

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area Scholarship

The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established to promote the presentation, discussion, and study of international affairs. The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area makes annual $3,000 merit-based WAC Scholarships to local students from CSUMB, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Hartnell College, and Monterey Peninsula College.

Students need to apply themselves and are responsible for getting recommendations. Candidates must be high academic achievers and show interest in international affairs and/or related subjects. The Scholarship is designed to supplement the cost of tuition and books.

To apply, please visit: cfmco.academicworks.com/opportunities/589

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Who To Contact

  • Ana Valles
    Scholarship Assistant/Financial Aid Technician
    Phone: (831) 755-6811
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B-121
    B - Student Services
  • Financial Aid Help
    Phone: 831-755-6806
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: Financial Aid Department
    B - Student Services