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Three NCC Students Named Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Semifinalists

The prestigious award supports high-achieving community college students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the semifinalists for its highly selective Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Three of the semifinalists are Northampton Community College (NCC) students: Jessie Bernhardt of Bethlehem, Asher Glynn of Bethel, and Jamie Ratchford of Bethlehem.

Through this award, the Foundation supports high-achieving community college students as they transfer to some of the best four-year institutions in the country to complete their bachelor's degrees.

This year's 456 semifinalists were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 311 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Selected scholars will receive financial support for up to three years, comprehensive educational advising, and the chance to connect with fellow Cooke Scholars.

Cooke Transfer Scholars are selected based on their exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership. Students must be currently enrolled community college students or recent graduates residing in the United States.

Congratulations to Jessie, Asher, and Jamie for being chosen as semifinalists for this prestigious award!