County College of Morris (CCM) is excited and proud to announce that Morristown resident Jonathan Granda Acaro, an Engineering Science major, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the highly competitiveÂ Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.Â The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards these scholarships that supports exceptionally talented community college students seeking to complete their bachelorâ€™s degrees. The finalists will be chosen in April 2021.
â€śBeing named a semifinalist is a huge accomplishment in that Jonathan is among the 406 students who have been selected from the 1,500 students nationwide for this status,â€ť said Bette Simmons, vice president of Student Development and Enrollment Management.Â We will learn in April if he is selected as a finalist.Â Nonetheless, this is an amazing recognition that we should celebrate.â€ť
Acaro serves as vice president of CCMâ€™s Student Government Association and has assisted the college on several student volunteer functions, most recently as part of the strategic planning process.
â€śAfter my time at CCM, I am applying for transfer at Columbia University, Cornell University, Stanford University and Rutgers University,â€ť said Acaro. â€śIn completing my Engineering Science associate degree at CCM, I plan to obtain a bachelorâ€™s degree in Aerospace Engineering and then attend graduate school. Career-wise, I intend to work in the defense and aerospace industries.â€ť
To learn more about the Engineering Science program at CCM, visit https://www.ccm.edu/academics/divdep/bmet/department-of-engineering-technologies-and-engineering-science/.