Two Win Prestigious Scholarship

Palm Beach State College Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College graduates were among 55 selected nationwide in March for the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Marshelle Davis and Tanzina Chowdhury each received up to $40,000 per year for up to three years toward the educational expenses to complete their bachelor’s degrees. This includes tuition, living expenses, books and fees.

Davis graduated in May with an Associate in Arts degree and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Miami. Chowdhury, who moved to the United States from Bangladesh in 2014 and earned her A.A. last December, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Brown University.

Up to now, nine PBSC students have won the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, and two of these former recipients, Patricia Medina and Mili Chapado, were awarded a second Jack Kent Cooke scholarship this year to cover up to $200,000 of their graduate school expenses. Medina is a student at Howard University School of Law. Chapado is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.