Three City College students named national semifinalists for scholarships

The three are among 406 national semifinalists for the highly competitive awards

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Three City College students are semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships. Canva photo

Jesus Lopez, Multimedia Journalist

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has announced semifinalists for undergraduate transfer student scholarships worth up to $40,000 per year.

San Diego City College has three: Miguel Cacho-Tafolla, Tatiana Butte and Lucia Huerta.

The Cooke Foundation scholarship was established for community college students who have financial need, to help them transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

“We are especially impressed by the incredible perseverance and drive these students have exhibited during such an unprecedented year,” Seppy Basili, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, wrote in a press release.

Each award is intended to cover most of a student’s educational expenses.

Required fees for the last two or three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree, tuition, books, and living expenses will all be covered by scholarship funds. 

The scholarship recipients are selected on a range of factors including exceptional academic ability and achievement, service, leadership, persistence, and financial need.

The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars will be announced in April.