Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the selection of 477 high school seniors as semifinalists for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship Program and Guilderland senior Amy Chen has been named as one of the semifinalists. This highly selective scholarship provides high-achieving students with up to $40,000 annually for four years of college, to enable them to attend a top college or university.
The semifinalists were chosen from a pool of over 5,300 applicants. Approximately 60 semifinalists will be selected to receive the scholarship. The 2020 Cooke College Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.
“Amy is phenomenal representative of Guilderland High School. She is an outstanding student and leader in the high school community and we wish her the best of luck as she pursues this prestigious scholarship opportunity,” said Guilderland High School Principal Michael Piscitelli.
Students applied from all 50 states, as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico — representing 402 schools. A list of the semifinalists can be found below.
Cooke College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others and leadership. Students must be current high school seniors residing in the United States. Scholarships are awarded without respect to religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, geographic region, race or ethnicity.