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Santa Clara University, October 1, 2007, Vol. 8, No. 2

SCU grad wins prestigious scholarship

The scholarship covers tuition, room, board, fees, and books—up to $50,000 annually for as many as six years. It will enable Cid to continue her education at the UC Davis School of Law, and ultimately to realize her goal of representing individuals marginalized by society.

“The Jack Kent Cooke Award has allowed me to make my dream of practicing public interest law after I graduate from law school a reality,” she said. “Unfortunately, too many students are forced to postpone their dream of working in the realm of public interest law because of the burden that the high cost of a legal education places on them.”

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation was established in 2000 by Cooke’s estate to “help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.” The selection criteria for the award includes academic achievement and financial need, as well as a will to succeed, leadership, and community involvement.

This year’s recipients hail from 20 states and 11 different nations.