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MiraCosta College Congratulates Students Nominated for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has announced the 2020 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship semifinalists and MiraCosta College is excited to share that multiple students have been nominated to receive this prestigious scholarship. Semifinalists were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 311 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia. With nine nominees, MiraCosta has the most semifinalists from one college in San Diego County. 

MiraCosta College semifinalists are:
Mayra Angon
Khadijah Bint Sadiq Abdulmateen
Ava Davari
Emiliia Dyrenkova
Oscar Fernandez Paz
Gabriel Lee
Jovanhy Martinez
Samaun Nejad
Licol Zeinfeld

This marks the third straight year multiple MiraCosta College students have been nominated for the coveted scholarships. The scholarship is awarded by the private, independent Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students with financial need. The scholarship awardees will be announced in early April 2020. Eight MiraCosta College students have earned the scholarship since 2017.

Through this award, the Jack Kent Cooke 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.