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Roxbury Community College Student Aeffia Feuerstein Awarded Transfer Scholarship

Affia Feuerstein updated 4.19.2018


Aeffia Feuerstein, a student at Roxbury Community College, is one of 47 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This highly competitive national scholarship will provide Feunerstein with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete her bachelor’s degree.

Aeffia Feuerstein has excelled both academically and as a civic leader at RCC. She is a member of both the Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa; and, outside of her studies, she’s worked with both Reclaim Roxbury and Voter choice “to help build an altar from the voiceless to speak from.” Upon graduating from RCC this spring, with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Feuerstein plans to study political science and writing at either Wellesley College or Brandeis University.

As a Cooke Transfer Scholar, Feuerstein will receive a monetary award and comprehensive educational advising from Cooke Foundation staff to guide her through the processes of transitioning to a four-year school and preparing for her future career. The Cooke Foundation will also provide opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding, as well as connection to a thriving network of 2,300 fellow Cooke Scholars and alumni.

“Community colleges provide an affordable first step for many students with financial need to begin their higher education journey,” said Harold O. Levy, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “Cooke Transfer Scholars have demonstrated incredible ability and ambition, and we look forward to supporting their success at universities such as Stanford, Cornell, and MIT.”

This year, nearly 2,500 students applied for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The foundation evaluated each submission based on academic ability, persistence, leadership, and service to others.

A full list of the 2018 Cooke Transfer Scholars, including the community colleges and states they represent, can be viewed here.


About the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded $175 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The foundation has also provided over $97 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.

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