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JKC Scholly

Posted on 1st May 2013 at 15:59

For the third time in the past seven years, a student at Lower Columbia College is being awarded the nation’s largest scholarship for community college transfer students. Sean Gestson is being awarded a scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, making up to $30,000 per year available for his continuing education. Gestson will graduate from LCC in June, going on an environmental engineering track. He plans to continue his education at the University of Portland, and is one of only three students in Washington to receive the award this year. 377 colleges from across the country made 769 nominations for the Jack Kent Cooke awards this year, with only 73 scholarships eventually presented. Tadd Wheeler was LCC’s first Jack Kent Cooke award winner back in 2006, and went on to earn a doctorate from the University of Idaho. Camilia Wood received the award in 2009, and is now a student at the Brigham Young University Law School.