Cooke Scholar Emily Hedin

Featured Scholar: Emily Hedin

Meet Cooke Scholar alumna Emily Hedin. This graduate of Macalester College and the University of Oxford is the co-founder of a nonprofit community organization, Building Dignity, which is transforming communities in Lima, Peru.

Cooke Foundation Partners with College Greenlight

Cooke Foundation Partners with College Greenlight to Expand Reach to Thousands of Students

The Cooke Foundation has partnered with College Greenlight to reach thousands of low-income students across the country to make them aware that they are eligible for the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious scholarships.

Cooke Foundation Joins Equal Opportunity Schools $100 Million Initiative

Cooke Foundation Joins Equal Opportunity Schools $100 Million Initiative

This new initiative seeks to identify 100,000 low-income students and students of color and enroll them in advanced academic courses over the next three years.

Cooke Foundation Awards Over $230,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

Cooke Foundation Awards Over $230,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

More than 62,000 students with financial need in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will benefit from new and expanding summer and academic year programs thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 2015 Good Neighbor Grants.

Cooke Foundation Awards $500,000 to Elite Public High Schools

Cooke Foundation Awards $500,000 to Elite Public High Schools

These awards will support programs at high schools in six states that prepare academically talented, low-income students to get admitted to and graduate from these top schools.

Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Cooke Foundation Awards $1 Million Prize

Cooke Foundation awards Vassar College its inaugural Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence for supporting high-performing, low-income students.

Cooke Foundation State Report Card

Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities

A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation finds that state education policies are failing bright, low-income students. Learn why no one state receives an A.

 
 
 

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

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JKCF Examines Nevada's Excellence Gap in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Executive Director Levy writes about the Excellence Gap in Nevada and what the state could do to better support high-achieving, low-income students.

 

News

Monday, May 11, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has a new partnership with College Greenlight enabling it to reach thousands of low-income students across the country to make them aware that they are eligible for the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious scholarships.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announces a partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to ensure low-income students and students of color reach advanced levels of academic achievement.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
More than 62,000 students with financial need in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will benefit from new and expanding summer and academic year programs thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 2015 Good Neighbor Grants. The Cooke Foundation has awarded a total of $238,770 to nine local nonprofit organizations focused on providing the highest quality of academic programs, college access initiatives, and arts education.
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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.