Central Arizona College Student, Robert Serrano Awarded a National Community College Transfer Scholarship
By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing
Central Arizona College student, Robert Serrano, has been named one of 60 community college students selected to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Student applications were evaluated based on academic ability and achievement, persistence, leadership and financial need. More than 1,700 students from 448 community colleges applied for this scholarship.
Serrano attends classes at the Maricopa Campus. He is majoring in Civil Engineering and plans to transfer to Arizona State University in the fall to complete his Bachelor and ultimately Master of Science in Civil Engineering. His goals include designing new highways to solve congestion and designing a sustainable city of the future. While at CAC, Robert has served as a Phi Theta Kappa officer, member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and was on the President’s list.
With funding from this scholarship Cooke Scholars are provided an opportunity to complete their education with minimal debt. After all institutional aid and other funding is applied, this last dollar award could provide Serrano with as much as $55,000 a year to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Additionally, as a Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar, Serrano will receive comprehensive educational advising that will assist in the process of transitioning to a four-year college and preparing for his career. Other opportunities for scholars include internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding, as well as network connections to more than 3,000 Cooke Scholars and Alumni.
A listing of 2023 Cooke Transfer Scholars can be found here.
About Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded $250 million in scholarships to more than 3,200 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The Foundation has also provided $125 million in grants to organizations that serve such students. www.jkcf.org