Apply for our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!

Apply for our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!

Community college sophomores and recent graduates are eligible for this scholarship. Receive up to $40,000 per year to complete your bachelor's degree, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

How One Undocumented Student Went from Community College to Georgetown

How One Undocumented Student Went from Community College to Georgetown

Cooke Scholar Luis Rosales excelled at Montgomery College, where he was active as a student leader on campus. This fall, he's starting classes at Georgetown University.

Cooke Scholar Valentina d'Empaire Urges Students to Apply

Cooke Scholar Valentina d'Empaire Urges Students to Apply

Last year at this time, Valentina was going back to school at the Honors College at Miami Dade College. After receiving our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, she's now studying civil and environmental engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Cooke Scholar Itzel Amacalli Tejeda Featured on The Takeaway

Cooke Scholar Itzel Amacalli Tejeda Featured on The Takeaway

Itzel speaks with host John Hockenberry about learning English while at El Paso Community College. With our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Itzel is now attending University of Texas in El Paso and researching new antibiotics as a lab intern.

Grant Applications Sought from Education Nonprofits in DC Area

Grant Applications Sought from Education Nonprofits in DC Area

We are now accepting proposals! Good Neighbor Grants can support the establishment of new programs or the enhancement of existing initiatives that support high potential, low-income students.

Harold Levy: Many Students Only Have 3 Minutes with their Counselors

Harold Levy: Many Students Only Have 3 Minutes with their Counselors

Our executive director explains to The Atlantic that more guidance counselors are needed to help low-income and first-generation students understand their college options.

One Selective High School LIFTs Students Up with Enrichment Program

One Selective High School LIFTs Students Up with Enrichment Program

Cooke Foundation grantee Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) supports economically disadvantaged students through an innovate recruitment program.

 
 
 

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September 23: Education News We're Reading This Week

Ed leaders help talented, low-income students access challenging high school courses. Higher ed stories focus on improving completion and student support.

New School District and State Commitments Could Change Narrative for Underserved Students

75 school district, state, and federal officials convened to announce new partnerships and commitments, and to discuss and celebrate ground-breaking results.

How One Undocumented Student Went from Community College to Georgetown

Luis excelled at Montgomery College, where he was active as a student leader on campus. This fall, he's starting classes at Georgetown University.

 

News

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Today, 75 school district, state, and federal officials convened to announce new partnerships and commitments, and to discuss and celebrate ground-breaking results. Local and state superintendents were recognized by White House Cabinet Secretary and My Brother's Keeper Taskforce Chair Broderick Johnson at the dinner celebration, hosted by Equal Opportunity Schools and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is taking applications for Good Neighbor Grants, ranging from $10,000 to $35,000, from nonprofit organizations that operate programs serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Outstanding community college students with financial need should apply for this scholarship worth up to $40,000 per year to complete a bachelor's degree.
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Video

A video introduction to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a private, independent foundation established in 2000 to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.