The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced recently that Kadeem Ladoo, a sophomore business administration student at The University of New Mexico-Gallup, as a semifinalist for its prestigious community college transfer scholarship. The scholarship recipients will be announced in April.

This year’s semifinalists were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants. Each selected scholar will receive significant financial support for up to three years, comprehensive educational advising, and the chance to connect with other scholars nationwide.

At UNM-Gallup, Ladoo, an international student originally from the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda, is a standout scholar who currently serves as the student senate president. He will soon graduate with an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration. He plans to transfer to the UNM main campus in Albuquerque, where he will pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems and Operations Management. 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Scholarship scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.