JKCF Young Scholars Program Application Period Open

Young Scholars Program Application Period Open

The application period for the Young Scholars Program, a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need, is open now until April 14.

JKCF Closing the Gap Convening

The Cooke Foundation convened 100 principals of selective public high schools from across the country to address how to better support and advocate for high-achieving, low-income students and close the widening Excellence Gap.

JKCF Partners with College Board

Cooke Foundation Partners with College Board

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has partnered with the College Board and four other of the nation’s leading scholarship providers to expand access to nearly $180 million in existing scholarship dollars to low-income and minority students.

JKCF Report “Breaking Down Walls: Increasing Access to Four-Year Colleges for High-Achieving Communi

New JKCF Report on Community College Students

The Cooke Foundation has released a new report titled “Breaking Down Walls: Increasing Access to Four-Year Colleges for High-Achieving Community College Students.”

EdX and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Middle School Scholarship Challenge

Middle School Scholarship Challenge

The Foundation and edX have announced a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Eligible 7th graders who successfully complete 1 of 5 selected edX courses will secure a semi-finalist position in the Young Scholars Program.

 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Comments about White House’s America’s College Promise Proposal

Foundation Comments on White House’s Community College Proposal

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation issues the following statement in response to the White House’s America’s College Promise proposal for tuition-free community college education for responsible students.

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.

 
 
 

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News

Monday, February 9, 2015
The most generous and personalized five-year scholarship and educational support program in the nation is accepting applications for its Young Scholars Program, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced today.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which offers the largest scholarships in the country to exceptionally promising students who have financial need, is convening a two-day summit of national school leaders and experts in order to strategize about how schools and others can bridge the “achievement” or “excellence gap”—i.e., the troubling disparity in academic performance between lower income and higher income students.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation issues the following statement in response to a study by the Pell Institute and the University of Pennsylvania's Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy titled "Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States."
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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.