And now, thanks to an Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Connor is getting a free ride to complete a bachelor’s degree in communications at Rollins College (Florida). Her long-term goals include earning a law degree and working in the nonprofit or public interest sector.
Connor is one of 90 community college students awarded a 2015 Cooke undergradute scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 a year for three years at a transfer institution. That’s the largest cohort since the program began 14 years ago. This year, 2,061 students from 540 colleges applied.