Since 2002, 27 Perimeter College students have been awarded the scholarship. In 2023, Paula Gil, Oksana “Kseniya” Harrington and Julian Umana-Bernal received the award, marking the most winners Perimeter had celebrated in the same year.
Perimeter College has been home to an impressive number of recipients of the national Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Since 2002, 27 Perimeter students have received the competitive award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which offers each winner up to $55,000 per year for up to three years. It’s the country’s largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students. Perimeter JKC winners have succeeded in bachelor’s degree programs (and beyond) at Georgia State University and other prominent institutions such as Yale, Georgia Tech, MIT, Emory University, Howard University, University of Southern California, Stanford University and Agnes Scott College.
2020 Semifinalists Announcement
Eastside grad wins national scholarship – May 3, 2013
Cooke Foundation Highlights:
Cooke Transfer Scholar Semifinalists are celebrated in coverage from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College. Mathew Wessler , …
Cooke Transfer Scholar Semifinalists receive recognition in local media coverage. Learn what inspired Diana Ha at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College to pursue a career in cardiology, …
“It’s life-changing in all aspects.”
–Awa Cisse, 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar.
Currently studying biology at Yale University.
“It really puts me in a place where I can exhale.”
–Gideon Melvin, 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar.
“I am shaking, I’m so excited!”
— Diana Ha, 2020 Jack Kent Cooke recipient
Ha studied biology at Perimeter and continued her education at Georgia State University’s Atlanta Campus.
“This is a wonderful surprise. I just feel overwhelmingly happy.”
— Matthew Wessler, 2020 Jack Kent Cooke recipient
Wessler, a December 2019 Perimeter graduate, studied actuarial science at Georgia State University’s Atlanta Campus.
“This is a huge experience, and I’m so thankful.”
–Isaac King, 2019 Perimeter College graduate and Jack Kent Cooke recipient
King studies computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology.
“Not only would the scholarship take me one step closer to achieving my dream, but my story can inspire others…”
-Papa Ebo Quainoo, 2022 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar
Quainoo is now studying engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology