Reaching High for the Scholarship

NCC student receives great honor

Mia Rossi,

Kayla Valenti, a biological science major at Northampton Community College, is a semi-finalist to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to recipients in April, and if selected, Kayla would receive up to $40,000 per year to transfer to a four-year college of her choice.  

According to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website, “Cooke Transfer Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership. Students must be currently enrolled community college students residing in the United States.”

Kayla was chosen as a semifinalist from 1,500 applicants enrolled in 369 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

“If I’m awarded this scholarship it will allow me to have a wider variety of college choices, and I won’t be limited because that is part of the reason I couldn’t transfer in the past. Financially, attending NCC was a big help for my future. I plan on med school after my four years, and so, having a large portion of my four years paid off would help in that endeavor,” says Valenti.

Scholars will be announced in early April 2019. Read more information about the scholarship.