CRANFORD – Union County College student Kamilla Kocsis, of Rahway, has been named a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholar. This prestigious award includes up to $40,000 per year in financial support to attend a four-year college or university. Kamilla was selected as one of only 50 recipients out of almost 1,500 applicants.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is available to the nation’s top community college students who are selected based on exceptional academic achievement and ability, demonstrated financial need, service to others, and leadership. Since the inception of this scholarship in 2000, Kamilla is the third Union student to receive this highly selective award.
At Union, Kamilla is a member of the American Honors program with a 4.0 GPA. She served as president of the College’s Model United Nations Club, is the Cranford Senator for the Student Government Association, and serves as Co-Vice President of Scholarship for Phi Kappa Theta, the international honor society for two-year colleges. She credits her advisor Jennifer Ross, American Honors Academic Specialist, with supporting her through the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship application process. Currently a liberal arts major, Kamilla plans to pursue a baccalaureate degree in international relations after she graduates from Union.
“We are incredibly proud of Kamilla. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is providing a transformative opportunity for her to further her education at the college or university of her choice without the heavy financial burden. Kamilla is a wonderful representation of a community college student: focused on her goals and driven to succeed,” stated Union President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin.
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