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Cooke Executive Director to Nation’s Governors: Excellence Gap Threatens Nation’s Health

Speaking before the National Governors’ Association summer meeting, Executive Director Harold Levy warned the nation’s governors of the threat the Excellence Gap poses to the strength of the American workforce.

Four Cooke Scholars Participate in White House’s Beating the Odds Summit

Four Cooke Scholars Participate in White House’s Beating the Odds Summit

Two rising Cooke College Scholars are participating in a special summit hosted by the First Lady at the White House. Two of the event's sessions are being facilitated by Cooke Foundation staff and two current College Scholars.

COOKE FOUNDATION AWARDS $100,000 TO CLOSE THE EXCELLENCE GAP IN SCIENCE

COOKE FOUNDATION AWARDS $100,000 TO CLOSE THE EXCELLENCE GAP IN SCIENCE

The Cooke Foundation has awarded $100,000 to the Society for Science & the Public to pilot a new program to close the Excellence Gap in science education.

Cooke Foundation Awards Inaugural Oxford Scholarship

Cooke Foundation Awards Inaugural Oxford Scholarship

In partnership with Lincoln College at the University of Oxford, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has established a new annual graduate scholarship, the Cooke Oxford Award, and names its first Jack Kent Cooke Oxford Scholar.

Cooke Foundation Announces 39 New Graduate Scholars

Cooke Foundation Announces 39 New Graduate Scholars

These outstanding former undergraduate Cooke Scholars will receive up to $50,000 per year for up to four years to pursue graduate degrees at some some of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

Cooke Foundation Awards 90 Scholarships to Exceptionally Gifted Community College Students

Cooke Foundation Announces 90 New Undergraduate Transfer Scholars

The Cooke Foundation announces the 90 recipients of its 2015 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is the largest private scholarship for students transferring from two-year community colleges to four-year baccalaureate institutions in the country.

Cooke Foundation Announces Class of 2015 College Scholars

Cooke Foundation Announces Class of 2015 College Scholars

The Cooke Foundation has awarded 94 of the brightest and most promising high school seniors from across the country who have unmet financial need the most generous college scholarship in the nation.

 
 
 

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Cooke Executive Director to Nation’s Governors: Excellence Gap threatens Nation’s Health

Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy spoke at the National Governors' Association on the Excellence Gap.

JKCF Grantee Featured in Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Cooke Foundation grantee Camp Launch was recently featured in the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily.

July 24: Education News We're Reading This Week

July 24, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

 

News

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Rising Cooke College Scholars Dawit Gebre and Emily Janis will join 130 college-bound, high school graduates from across the country today for a special event at the White House. Two of the event's sessions will be facilitated by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation staff, and one will feature current Cooke College Scholars Myles McMurchy, a student at Dartmouth College, and Merilin Castillo, a student at Harvard University.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Low-income students often lack the guidance and support needed to submit successful entries to scientific research competitions, a critical milestone for students intending to pursue careers in STEM disciplines. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is piloting a new program to recruit teachers, counselors, and scientists to become advocates for these students and help close the Excellence Gap.
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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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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.