Red Rocks Community College Students Named Semifinalists for JKCF Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

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Red Rocks Community College Students Named Semifinalists for JKCF Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

LAKEWOOD, CO – (March 15, 2023) – Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) students Shaydie Boyd and Mark Irby-Gill, have been announced as semifinalists for the highly competitive Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Boyd and Irby-Gill are two of this year’s 459 semifinalists who were chosen from a pool of more than 1,700 applicants, from 215 community colleges in 38 states. The Scholarship is designed to create a clearpath to a four-year degree by offering generous financial support, advising, as well as the opportunity to connect with a community of fellow Cooke Transfer Scholars and Alumni.  In addition, the selected Cooke Scholars will have access to internship and study abroad opportunities, and graduate school funding.

“By lifting the financial burden of pursuing a four-year degree off their shoulders, our goal is to help students take full advantage of a four-year college experience without taking on student debt, “said Seppy Basili, Executive Director of the Cooke Foundation.  “This year’s selected semifinalists reflect the deep bench of talent across our community colleges today, and we’re looking forward to getting to know them better in our final application review process.”

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.


About Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to degrees or professional certificates. The college servesapproximately 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. To learn more about Red Rocks Community College, visit .

About the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: For more than 23 years, the Cooke Foundation has dedicated its mission to advancing education for exceptionally promising students who seek financial assistance. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded almost $250 million in scholarships to nearly 3,200 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive educational advising and other support services. The Foundation has also provided $125 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.


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