Six PGCC Students Named Jack Kent Cooke
LARGO, Md. (Feb. 8, 2019)
-- Six Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) students have been
named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship. They
were among those chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants from 45 states
and Washington, D.C.
Precious Lawal, Business Administration, December 2018
Fawziyah Alebiosu, Computer Science, May 2019
Edward Alain Kuisseu Tatchim, Computer Science, May 2019
Ukeme Anwana, General Studies, May 2019
Stacey Davies, General Studies, May 2019
Excel Alale, Computer Science, May 2019
recalls being in class on the first day back from winter break when she
received the email saying “Congratulations.” Kim Johnson, manager, Special
Scholarships Program, was the first person she told. She said Ms. Johnson was
very supportive throughout the application process.
peers who’ve gone through the process before at PGCC and I watched them finish
the process and not become finalists, and I told myself that I want to work on
the application for a long time,” she said. She worked on the application for
six months and nervously awaits to hear if she will be named a finalist.
who is considering transferring to University of Maryland, College Park, Johns
Hopkins University, Princeton University, and Stanford University, was also
shocked at the news. “Wow! Really, nothing is impossible,” he thought when he
saw the email.
scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards for community college
students who transfer to top four-year colleges to complete their bachelor’s
scholars will be announced in April with the chance to receive up to $40,000
per year to attend an accredited four-year college of their choice.
About Prince George’s Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance
designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
(2015-2020), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality
education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of
Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to
more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their
skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages,
backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college
is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s
partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to
student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce
development demands. For more information, visit the college website at
www.pgcc.edu. Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle
States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional
accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the
Council on Higher Education Accreditation.