Wyatt selected as semifinalist for Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College student Wyatt Anderson has been selected as a semifinalist for the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Wyatt, who is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree, was selected as one of 459 semifinalists from over 1,600 applications from students at two-year colleges across the country.

The scholarship aims to help community college students who have demonstrated exceptional academic ability, leadership, and service transfer to top four-year institutions and avoid student debt. The award, which is last dollar funding after all institutional aid, can provide as much as $55,000 per year for two to three years to complete a bachelor’s degree at any accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S.

Wyatt is a graduate of Seminole Ridge Community High School. After PBSC, he plans to attend the University of Florida or University of Central Florida and pursue a business degree. PBSC’s last semifinalist for this scholarship was honors college student Tarruck Wheeler in 2022.

“In light of the challenges that hinder many community college students from achieving their goal of earning a bachelor’s degree, our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes the journey more achievable and helps to eliminate the threat of student debt,” said Seppy Basili, Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “The exceptional pool of talent among this year’s chosen semifinalists from community colleges showcases the vast potential within these institutions and we look forward to learning more about these students during the final stage of our application review.”

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship offers unparalleled support to community college students. In addition to the generous financial support, selected Cooke Transfer Scholars will receive educational advising from the Foundation’s Deans of Scholar Support to guide them through the process of transitioning to a four-year school and preparing for their future careers. They will also have access to internship opportunities, study abroad experiences, graduate school funding, and the invaluable connection to a robust network of more than 3,100 fellow Cooke Scholars and Alumni.

The finalists for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship will be announced in May.

A list of this year’s Cooke Transfer Scholar semifinalists and their respective community colleges is here. To learn more about the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, visit the website here.



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One comment on “Wyatt selected as semifinalist for Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship”

  1. Wyatt is not only an excellent academic student, he has been an active member of the Dr. Koch Honors College as well as a founding member of the Loxahatchee Campus Student Government Association. Congratulations Wyatt! We are as proud of you as your family is!

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