A Reynoldsburg High School senior has been named a semifinalist for a highly competitive national scholarship. Khina Karki is one of 558 high school seniors who were selected by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for an opportunity to receive a Cooke College Scholarship.
The award, which is last dollar funding after all institutional aid, can provide as much as $55,000 per year to pursue a bachelor’s degree at any accredited undergraduate institution. Cooke College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.
Khina, originally from Nepal, immigrated to the United States with her family in 2010.
“This scholarship opportunity holds immense significance for me, as it not only recognizes my academic achievements but also presents a chance to inspire high-achieving students facing financial challenges on their academic journeys,” she said of being named a semifinalist.
Khina is a member of the National Honor Society and the high school ag science team, and has a GPA of 4.2. After high school graduation, she plans to major in finance.
The 2024 Cooke College Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.