ICC sophomore named semifinalist for prestigious scholarship

Hunter Holley | Photo: ICC

Hunter Holley is being recognized as one of Mississippi's brightest students.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 10:38 AM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) – A local sophomore at Itawamba Community College (ICC) has been selected as a semifinalist for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.

Hunter Holley of Amory is up for the Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, which is the largest private scholarship in the nation for students transferring from two-year community colleges to four-year institutions that award bachelor’s degrees.

He is ICC’s first semifinalist.

Cooke Scholarships fund the costs of attending college not covered by other financial aid, as well as other academic opportunities.

After earning a bachelor’s degree, each Cooke scholar will be eligible to apply for a scholarship for graduate school worth up to $50,000 a year for up to four years.

Holley is a graduate of Amory High School and is majoring in biological sciences at ICC. He plans to enroll in dental school.

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