LCCC Student Named Semifinalist for National Scholarship
published Thursday, January 24, 2019
Cathryn Seibert, second year student at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), has been named a semifinalist for the 2019 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Through this community college transfer scholarship, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation supports high-achieving community college students as they transfer to some of the top four-year institutions in the country to complete their bachelor’s degrees. 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. Seibert is one of only eight students in Pennsylvania chosen.
Recipients of the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship will be announced in April. Each selected scholar will receive generous financial support for up to three years, college planning services, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with a thriving community of fellow Cooke Scholars.
Cooke Transfer Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership. Students must be currently enrolled community college students residing in the United States.
Seibert, a liberal arts major from Emmaus, is a stand-out student both in and out of the classroom. She is a second year member of the Honors Scholars program and an active member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She has served as editor for the student newspaper, participated in the 2018 Study Abroad opportunity in Ireland and the 2018 Bucknell Community College Summer Scholars Program. She works on campus and at Let’s Play Books, an independent bookstore in Emmaus.