JKCF Grantee Named a 2014 Chronicle of Higher Education Influencer

JKCF Grantee Named a 2014 Chronicle of Higher Education Influencer

Dr. Nicole Hurd, founder and CEO of Foundation grantee College Advising Corps (CAC), was recently featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Influence List.

Cooke Scholar Chionque Mines and Harold O. Levy

Foundation Sponsors White House College Opportunity Summit

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation took a lead role at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington, D.C. last week.

Cooke Scholar Chionque Miones Introduces President Obama

Cooke Scholar Introduces President

At the White House College Opportunity Summit, President Barack Obama was introduced by Cooke Scholar Chionque Mines.

JKCF White House College Opportunity Commitments

Foundation Makes Commitments at White House

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation commits $14 million in scholarships and creating new technology tools at White House College Opportunity Summit; scholarships and “chatbot” to expand college opportunities for students nationwide.

Schrochis Karki

Featured Scholar

Meet 2009 Graduate Scholar, 2014 Matthew J. Quinn Prize recipient, and Samaanta Foundation Executive Director Shrochis Karki. He and the Samaanta Foundation were recently profiled in the New York Times.

Mr. Cooke

Foundation Supports Bloomberg Initiative

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation supports the Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative to increase the number of high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students who apply to and graduate from top colleges and universities.




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Thursday, December 4, 2014
At the White House College Opportunity Summit today President Barack Obama will be introduced by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar Chionque Mines, who will share her moving account of overcoming family challenges while growing up in a violence- and drug-stricken neighborhood in Philadelphia.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Building on a dozen years of success in increasing access to college for high-achieving, low-income students, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today at the White House Summit on College Opportunity committed to do even more.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the largest scholarship foundation in the country, invites proposals from nonprofit organizations in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area that help high-potential students with financial need make academic gains through enrichment, rigor, critical thinking, and creativity for its Good Neighbor Grant Program.
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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.