Oumou Traore
We are thrilled to share engineering student Oumou Traore has been selected as a semifinalist for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced on February 22 the semifinalists for its Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which supports talented and promising community college students as they go on to pursue their bachelor’s degrees. Traore is among 406 semifinalists selected from a pool of over 1,500 applicants attending 398 community colleges in the U.S.

"I cried tears of joy upon learning I had been selected as a JKFC Semifinalist,” Traore shared. “I appreciate Professors Wolf and Ivanova, who were kind enough to recommend me. I feel extreme gratitude for my support system at Hostos and the Kaplan Educational Foundation for helping me dream big! ” 

Traore is a HEAT and Kaplan scholar, an Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) student, and member of both the Student Leadership Academy and Phi Theta Kappa. She plans on continuing her studies in civil and environmental engineering at a four-year institution.
The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Selected scholars will receive financial and college planning support, ongoing educational advising, and opportunities for internships, study abroad, and more.
We offer Oumou Traore congratulations and wish her the best of luck.