21 City Colleges Students Selected as Semifinalists for Prestigious Scholarship Award


Today, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the list of semifinalists under consideration for this year’s Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, including 21 students from City Colleges of Chicago!

The 21 CCC students listed below make up the majority of the 30 semifinalists selected from the state of Illinois for the highly-competitive award. In total, 406 semifinalists were chosen from a pool of over 1,500 applications from 398 community colleges. The Foundation plans to announce the final scholarship recipients this April.

Through the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation supports community college students from across the country who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at top four-year institutions. Last year, seven students from City Colleges were selected as semifinalists for the scholarship, and Wright College’s Heather Atherton was ultimately announced as one of only 50 students from across the country to receive the prestigious award.

Please join us in congratulating our 21 City Colleges semifinalists!

  • Luke Straube – Harold Washington College
  • Kaming Leung – Harold Washington College
  • Juan Guerrero – Harold Washington College
  • Precious Taiwo – Harry S. Truman College
  • Dana Bisher – Harry S. Truman College
  • Bolu Fasogbon – Harry S. Truman College
  • Renee King – Harry S. Truman College
  • Estephanie Espinoza – Kennedy-King College
  • Elizabeth Gonzalez-Abarca – Olive-Harvey College
  • Rosa Mendoza – Olive-Harvey College
  • Kanmi Oludare – Olive-Harvey College
  • Cesar Hernandez – Richard J. Daley College
  • Pahola Mercedes Nova – Wilbur Wright College
  • Sanan Sheikh – Wilbur Wright College
  • Yaryna Dyakiv – Wilbur Wright College
  • Huan Phan – Wilbur Wright College
  • Dalin Eap – Wilbur Wright College
  • Dianna Garzon – Wilbur Wright College
  • Amir Noormohammad – Wilbur Wright College
  • Joey Tan – Wilbur Wright College
  • Asonme Fozong – Wilbur Wright College

To learn more about the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and this year’s semifinalists, please visit: https://www.jkcf.org/our-stories/2021-cooke-transfer-scholar-semifinalists/