2018-05-16 / Front Page

LaGuardia Mechanical Engineering Major Awarded $40,000/Year Transfer Scholarship

Eleni RomanoEleni RomanoEleni Romano, age 24, a mechanical engineering major at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY is one of 47 recipients of the 2018 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship (JKC). This highly competitive national scholarship provides awardees with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

“Being selected for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is an astounding accomplishment—a testament to a student’s incredible work,” said LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow. “Community colleges educate the vast majority of low-income, recent immigrant, or otherwise disadvantaged students. Giving them the opportunity to pursue their bachelor’s or even graduate work with significantly fewer financial worries is an incredible benefit. We’re so proud of Eleni Romano, our ninth LaGuardia student to be awarded this coveted award since 2006, and know that with the ability this award will afford her to focus on her studies, the possibilities of what she can accomplish are that much wider, and we all stand to benefit.”

The foundation also provides opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

 “I definitely want to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics. I’m still deciding if I’ll pursue a PhD as well. I’m interested in Columbia University, as well as in the Stevens Institute of Technology, where my mentor, Professor John Toland, studied. We’ll see!” said Romano.

Romano is the ninth LaGuardia student to be awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

LaGuardia Community College is located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City.

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