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Luis Rosales Will Attend Georgetown University in the Fall.

Luis Rosales had been awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $40,000 each year for tuition, fees, books and living expenses to use at the four-year transfer institution of their choice. Rosales is the only JKCF scholarship recipient in the state of Maryland.

This year, the Foundation received 2,300 applications from 48 states and the District of Columbia and one U.S. territory. The 75 students selected for the scholarship have an average grade point average of 3.9.

To see a Montgomery College Television video of the surprise announcement, click here.

Rosales earned a 3.92 grade point average while at Montgomery College and enrolled in a challenging roster of honors classes. He also served in the Student Senate, as vice president of the business group Enactus, and as president of the League of Latin American Citizens. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of GapBuster, Inc., a nonprofit organization with an education mission.

During his final year at the College, Rosales also served as Student Trustee on MC’s Board of Trustees working closely with the board members and Montgomery College president, Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard.

“This young man is both a scholar and a leader. Luis is intellectually gifted and exceptionally determined. He has extraordinary potential and ambition, and will undoubtedly inspire others to further achievement,” Dr. Pollard said.

Rosales plans to continue his studies at Georgetown University.


Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

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