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MC Student Wins One of 50 Prestigious National Scholarships from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

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Category: Accolades

Published: 2012-05-30 00:00:01.000

Montgomery College student Lesli Flores has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship that will provide up to $30,000 each year for tuition, books and living expenses to use at the four-year transfer institution of her choice. She is one of approximately 50 community college students across the country selected to receive this prestigious scholarship, which is the largest private scholarship program for community college transfer students in the country. It marks the third consecutive year a Montgomery College student has received this scholarship award.

See a video of Lesli and some of the MC staff and faculty members who have helped her become the scholarship winner:

She recently concluded her studies at Montgomery College's Rockville Campus, and graduated with a 3.62 grade point average at the commencement ceremony on May 18, 2012. A general studies major, Flores served as an active leader on campus. She just finished her term as president of the Rockville Campus chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and president of the College's First Year Experience program, which helps mentor new students.

Flores has been accepted to American University and the Skadden Arps Legal Studies Program at the City University of New York. She would like to study criminal, international and immigration law at the college she chooses to attend.

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