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Alexandra Johnson

Alexandra Johnson

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar 2008-14

Psychology BS, 2008

I am honored to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation graduate scholars award. It's like being told I won a quarter of a million dollars--because that is what I would be paying to earn my doctorate without the scholarship! I will be starting grad school at LaSalle University this Fall (2008) to begin a 5 year doctoral program in clinical psychology.

My advice to someone else applying for the scholarship is to do your research. You can visit JKCF.ORG and learn more about how the scholarship was founded and why. You can also learn about the criteria required to apply and see if you are eligible. This is one of the most generous scholarships out there, but it is also highly competitive, so the key is to make sure you can write your application in a way that reflects the goals of the foundation.