Brigham Young University student Brady E. Redfearn of Sacramento, Calif. is one of 35 winners of the prestigious 2010 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship worth up to $50,000.
It’s Redfearn’s second award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – he landed an undergraduate transfer scholarship in 2007, which qualified him for the graduate award.
He graduated from BYU in April with a degree in information technology, and is now pursuing a master’s in technology at his alma mater.
“BYU is a great place to learn with the Spirit and is becoming more predominant in the world as a great institution of learning,” said Redfearn. “So really, there wasn't any reason to go anywhere else.”
Redfearn feels the Cooke Foundation has given him nearly all of his university education. The support is extra-helpful, as Redfearn and his wife recently welcomed a baby girl to their family.
“The stronger character and integrity that I have developed as a result of attending BYU has given me greater courage and an understanding that if I always remember the Lord, I will always succeed and be successful equally within the walls of my home and elsewhere,” Redfearn said.
Dong-Jin (Dan) Kim, who graduated from BYU with a degree in Economics, was named a Jack Kent Cooke scholar in 2007. Jordan Toone, who graduated from BYU with a degree in Near Eastern Studies, was named a Jack Kent Cooke scholar in 2005.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation was founded in 2000 to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through education. In addition to offering scholarships for students attending graduate and professional schools, the foundation offers scholarships for students from community colleges who want to pursue four-year degrees, scholarships to help high-achieving youth develop their talents and abilities throughout high school and grants designed to increase educational access for outstanding students with financial needs.
For more information visit http://www.jkcf.org/
Writer: Courtney D. Smith