College Scholarship Application Announcement

College Scholarship Program Application

The most generous undergraduate scholarship in the nation available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need is about to launch its application. The College Scholarship Program application will open by September 12 and close November 4.

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Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Application

The largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country will accept applications this fall. The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship will open by October 6 and close December 2.

Congratulations to 2014 Graduate Scholarship Recipients


Forty-one exceptional Jack Kent Cooke Scholars have been awarded 2014 Graduate Scholarships to study at some of the best graduate programs in the United States and Europe.

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Congratulations to the 2014 Quinn Recipients

Three Scholars have been recognized for outstanding achievements in public service.

Harun Mehmedinovic

Featured Scholar

Meet former Undergraduate Transfer and Graduate Scholar Harun Mehmedinovic, an accomplished photographer, lecturer, and award-winning filmmaker.

Daniel Coeyman

Featured Scholar

Meet former Graduate Scholar Daniel Coeyman, a New York-based painter and writer who teaches art to homeless youth in the city.

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Partnerships that Promote Success

An evaluation of the Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative is now available. Learn what makes effective partnerships between community colleges and 4-year colleges.


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August 15, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

August 15, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces that two of the nation’s most generous undergraduate scholarships will accept applications this fall.
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Monday, August 4, 2014
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce that Harold O. Levy has been named Executive Director. Levy will lead the Foundation’s efforts to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Levy is a highly seasoned executive with strong leadership experience in the education sector, including serving as the New York City Schools Chancellor.
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Monday, July 14, 2014
To advance its commitment to supporting exceptional students with financial need, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is hosting its 13th annual Scholars Weekend, July 31-August 3, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.
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A video introduction to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a private, independent foundation established in 2000 to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through education.