Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

High-achieving high school seniors with financial need can apply now for our College Scholarship Program. The award is worth up to $40,000 per year for up to four years.

Community College Students — Apply Now for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!

Community College Students — Apply Now for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!

Exceptional community college students with financial need should apply now for the Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is worth up to $40,000 per year to continue their studies at a four-year college or university.

Fascinated by the Brain: Cooke Scholar Marcela Rodrigues Guimarães

Fascinated by the Brain: Cooke Scholar Marcela Rodrigues Guimarães

After thriving as a community college student at City College of San Francisco, this fall Marcela begins her first semester at Smith College, where she’ll be studying neuroscience and building the foundation for her future career plans.

Local Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Students May Apply Now for our 2018 Good Neighbor Grants

Local Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Students May Apply Now for our 2018 Good Neighbor Grants

Our Good Neighbor Grant program offers grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to support education-focused nonprofits serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

In New York Daily News, Executive Director calls for Higher Education to focus on Social Mobility

In New York Daily News, Executive Director calls for Higher Education to focus on Social Mobility

Executive Director Harold Levy cites findings from the Cooke Foundation's recent research and calls for state flagships and other public higher education institutions to prioritize social mobility.

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

America’s elite colleges and universities can increase the number of high-achieving, low-income students who attend by taking simple steps to reduce burdensome fees and improve transparency. Read our latest report on opening doors.

2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

UNC-Chapel Hill receives the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, recognizing success in enrolling and supporting low-income students.

 
 
 

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Cooke Chronicle: Access to AP, Pell Grants, and Social Mobility

Advocates discuss access to AP courses and Pell Grant funding. The interactions between higher education and social mobility receive sizable media coverage.

Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is accepting applications from high-achieving high school seniors now through Nov. 14 for its $40,000 per year scholarship

From the Military to Mars: Cooke Scholar Mark Rubianes

Mark served in the military before attending community college. Now he studies computer engineering at North Carolina State University with a Cooke Scholarship.

 

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced that it is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, through November 14. Students selected as Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year for four years of study, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.
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Friday, September 1, 2017
Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for its 2018 Good Neighbor Grant program, which offers grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to support education-focused nonprofits serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Today, the Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the largest private scholarship in the United States for community college transfer students. Exceptional community college students with financial need and plans to transfer to a four-year college or university have until noon ET on October 24 to apply for a prestigious Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is worth up to $40,000 per year.
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