Six City Colleges Students Receive Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship


City Colleges of Chicago is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, a record number of our students are recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Six students representing four City Colleges have received the prestigious national scholarship, which supports community college graduates as they pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Please join us in congratulating the following students:

  • Nancy Barrera – Harold Washington College
  • Mary Randall – Harold Washington College
  • Samantha Roberts – Harold Washington College
  • Cielo Torres – Malcolm X College
  • Michael Sansone – Harry S. Truman College
  • Trevin Cox – Wilbur Wright College

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides up to $55,000 per year to help students pay for their tuition, living expenses, books, and other fees at a four-year college or university. In response to growing financial hardship across the country, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation increased the maximum award amount by $15,000 in recent years to ensure students can focus on their studies while enrolled.

The six City Colleges recipients were selected from a pool of more than 1,200 applicants from 332 community colleges. Additionally, they make up the overwhelming majority of the seven students in Illinois who received the award.

These students are showing the world what we already know – that City Colleges students are bright, determined, hardworking, and able to overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams. It is also a testament to the faculty and staff who advised, supported, and taught these students along the way.

Congratulations again to the scholarship winners! To learn more about this year’s cohort of recipients, click here.