Ooltewah High School Student Is Semifinalist For Cooke College Scholarship Program

  • Friday, February 23, 2024
Local student Caden McMahan was recently announced as a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship - one of only eight across Tennessee.

Mr. McMahan a senior at Ooltewah High and has been working hard to represent Ooltewah and the community. He is a TN Governor's Scholar Athlete, AP Capstone Scholar, College Prep Scholar and STEM award winner, with an advanced GPA in excess of 4.0+, along with representing Ooltewah on the Superintendent's Advisory Council, working a job to pay his own bills and is a multi-year Varsity Starting Linebacker for the Owls.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced Friday that 558 high school seniors have been named semifinalists for the highly competitive Cooke College Scholarship Program.
The Cooke College Scholarship provides Scholars with the opportunity to graduate with as little debt as possible. The award can provide as much as $55,000 per year to pursue a bachelor’s degree at any accredited undergraduate
institution.

This year’s Cooke College Scholarship semifinalists were selected from the largest pool the Cooke foundation has received to date. Applications will be reviewed once more to choose the finalists to receive the scholarship.

Students applied from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Virgin Islands — representing more than 3,800 different high schools.

Cooke College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others and leadership. Students must be current high school seniors residing in the United States.
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