College Board Youth Advisory Council Member Becomes a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar
College Board Youth Advisory Council Member Becomes a Jack Kent Cooke ScholarMaria Alcon-Heraux, Director, Communications
You may have read about Isabelle Riddle in our Senior Year Chronicles this summer. We have one more exciting update about this impressive student from Canton, Georgia, who was a member of the College Board's Youth Advisory Council.
Isabelle was recently featured in a new video by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. She's one of the Cooke College Scholars who will receive up to $40,000 per year to complete her bachelor’s degree and graduate school. She was featured to raise awareness about our partnership focused on helping to find students like herself, who are high-achieving, low-income students.
“The fact that I was given so much really puts into perspective the fact that I need to give back going forward. All this, I have to repay it in some way,” she told the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for their blog. “And the way that I want to repay it is being a doctor, going out there, saving lives. It's really given me that confidence and also given me that drive.”
Isabelle is in her freshman year at the University of Georgia and hopes to become a pediatric oncologist; as a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, she will now get the chance to follow her dreams.