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Henry named Jack Kent Cooke Foundation transfer scholarship recipient
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to helping young people of exception promise reach their full potential through education, has announced its 2010 class of Undergraduate Transfer Scholars. Each year, the Foundation seeks out diamonds in the rough–including some non-traditional students who for various personal or financial reasons delayed college and began their academic journey at the community college level. The 40 newest “diamonds” were found at two-year institutions in 17 states and comprise the 2010 class of Undergraduate Transfer Scholars.
Among the 2010 Undergraduate Transfer Scholars is Kemardo Henry of Baltimore, Md., who has enrolled at Syracuse University as a biochemistry major in The College of Arts and Sciences. To read more about Henry, visit: http://www.jkcf.org/our-scholars/current/2627-Kemardo-Kitaro-Henry.
The Foundation provides each student a scholarship worth up to $30,000 a year for up to three years, which allows students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and complete their undergraduate degrees.