2 SMCC students named semifinalists for Cooke Transfer Scholarship

Two Southern Maine Community College students have been named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The foundation this week announced the list of semifinalists for the scholarships, which support high-achieving community college students who transfer to four-year institutions to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

The SMCC students named as semifinalists are:

  • Banah Alhanfy, a native of Iraq who is majoring in Business Administration.
  • Julie Kambali, a native of Rwanda who is majoring in Health Sciences.

This year’s semifinalists were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 369 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.

The number of recipients varies each year, but 47 students received scholarships in 2018. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, based in Lansdowne, Va., is dedicated to advancing the education of promising students who have financial need.