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Quick Update

Posted on March 2nd, 2007 by Matt Brattin

Howdy all, I just got word from my alumni that I landed one of the two nomination spots for the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship!  What this means is that my application is now on its way to the foundation review committee with all the other national nominees.  Since I didn’t explain before, here is how this competition works:

In order to have your application forwarded to the review committee, you have to receive a nomination from your alumni, which means you have to have graduated from an accredited university where there is an elected Jack Kent Cooke faculty representative.  This representative is who eager beavers, like myself, send our applications to.  From here, the representative is allowed to nominate a maximum of two candidates to have their applications forwarded to the national pool – this is where I currently stand.  

Now for the tough news – they anticipate 1,200 nominations and plan to only award 30 graduate scholarships for the 2007 competition…do the math and you’ll find only about 2.5% of nominees will be super happy campers come June when awards are announced.  Regardless of the turnout, I am honored to have the opportunity to represent my alumni in the national competition and look forward to the potential opportunity to represent the Jack Kent Cooke foundation in my studies, as well as in my life moving forward.  In about four months I’ll learn if the review committee decides to grant me this opportunity!  I suppose that is all for now, and thus concludes my “Quick Update.” 

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” – Vaclav Havel


2 Responses to “Quick Update”

  1. Keith Clausen Says:

    Congratulations Matt, on your nomination for the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship! Although you’ve still got a long way to go, and the numbers look a little daunting, you’ve made it past the first threshold. We’ll be pulling for you in the next stages . . .

  2. Matt Brattin Says:

    Thank you, I certainly appreciate the support!

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