PTHS Senior Selected Semifinalist for Scholarship
By WestKyStar & Paducah Public Schools
PADUCAH - The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected Paducah Tilghman High School senior Grace Raber as one of 565 outstanding high school seniors with financial need as a semifinalist for the Cooke College Scholarship Program, which provides recipients with up to $40,000 annually for four years to enable them to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the United States. It is one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships in the nation. 

The semifinalists were chosen from 6,174 applicants. Last year, 106 semifinalists were selected to receive the scholarship. The 2019 Cooke College Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.

“The students in this semifinalist cohort are some of the most high-achieving and driven in the country,” said Seppy Basili, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “They have achieved success well beyond that of many of their more advantaged peers, and we know they will accomplish far more in college and beyond.”

Students applied from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Armed Forces Pacific, and American Samoa — representing 3,782 schools. 

Cooke College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others and leadership.

Published 05:35 PM, Saturday Feb. 02, 2019
Updated 05:41 PM, Saturday Feb. 02, 2019