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Amou Ajang receives Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:30 am

Spring 2012 Glendale Community College graduate Amou Ajang is one of just 60 scholars in the nation to be awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reviewed nearly 800 applicants from across the United States for the undergraduate transfer scholarship that provides up to $30,000 a year. Ajang says she is currently deciding among several universities including two of the legendary Seven Sisters colleges, Wesley and Barnard.

Emigrated from Sudan, Ajang excelled academically and as a leader. She served as GCC’s Phi Theta Kappa president, an Honors Ambassador and a Student Public Policy representative. Also, in the community, she founded The Sudanese Sisterhood to provide young refugee girls with support and role models of success.

In speaking of her time and accomplishments at GCC, Ajang said she believes she would not have been able to achieve at such a high level without the support that is the hallmark of community colleges, especially from the Honors Program and faculty.

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