Building a Better City

Building a Better City

Cooke Scholar Chat Travieso is an artist, designer, and educator whose community-focused projects create engaging spaces. Watch our newest scholar spotlight video to see Chat in action.

Cooke Undergraduate Scholar Published in TIME

Cooke Undergraduate Scholar Published in TIME

Cooke Scholar Liz Dong shares her experiences as an undocumented student in TIME Ideas. The views expressed in this commentary are those of the writer alone, and and do not necessarily represent the views of the Cooke Foundation.

Cooke Scholar Alumni Reconnect in San Francisco

Cooke Scholar Alumni Reconnect in San Francisco

At our recent Cooke Scholar Alumni Summit, 95 artists and scientists, physicians and philanthropists, researchers and tech entrepreneurs, lawyers and public servants shared ideas on connecting vision with action.

Celebrating the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 16th anniversary

Celebrating the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 16th anniversary

For the first time, we have compiled updates on the foundation's initiatives to educate the public, award prizes, make grants to other organizations with similar missions, and conduct high-visibility research. Click below to read our annual report.

Executive Director Harold O. Levy Discusses School Funding in The 74 Million

Executive Director Harold O. Levy Discusses School Funding in The 74 Million

"Providing adequate funds to educate students can change their lives for the better. ... Failing to meet our responsibility to children today will cause irreparable harm to them and our nation far into the future."

 
 
 

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

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Recent Blog Posts

Cooke Chronicle: Dec. 2, 2016

Scholars discuss improving diversity and accountability in K-12 gifted programs. Higher ed supports for under-served students were also popular topics.

Making an Impact: Cooke Scholar Ethan Ambrose

After being awarded the Cooke College Scholarship earlier this year, Ethan continues to apply determination to his neurobiology studies at Harvard University.

Cooke Chronicle: Nov. 18, 2016

Popular articles focus on sanctuary campuses for undocumented students and the barriers to academic success for many low-income students.

 

News

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the new program will improve the competence of high school counselors, college advisors, teachers, librarians, school paraprofessionals, and the staff of community-based organizations to help increase college opportunities for underserved high school students
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today published a report summarizing its first 16 years of operation. The report details how the foundation has provided over $152 million in scholarship assistance to nearly 2,200 high-achieving students from low-income families and over $90 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.
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Friday, September 30, 2016
High-achieving high school seniors should apply now for the nation's most generous college scholarship program. The application is open until Nov. 30, 2016.
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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.