Apply Now for our Young Scholars Program!

Apply Now for our Young Scholars Program!

High-achieving 7th grade students with financial need are encouraged to apply for the nation's largest pre-college scholarship. The application is open now through April 5, 2017.

Cooke Foundation Awards $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants

Cooke Foundation Awards $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants

Announcing the recipients of our 2017 Good Neighbor Grants. Eight nonprofit organizations in the D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia area will use these grants to provide academic and arts enrichment programs to over 700 students.

Something That Matters

Something That Matters

Qian Qian always knew she wanted to do something that matters. Watch our newest scholar spotlight video to see how she went from being a Cooke Young Scholar to an MIT graduate building health tech products.

Cooke Foundation Awards $350,000 in Academic Grants

Cooke Foundation Awards $350,000 in Academic Grants

These grants will help provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C.

Touchdown! Washington Post features the Cooke Foundation

Touchdown! Washington Post features the Cooke Foundation

In conjunction with this weekend's Super Bowl festivities, The Washington Post Magazine features an article about John Kent Cooke and the work of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Photo credit: Andre Chung for The Washington Post

Celebrating the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 16th anniversary

Celebrating the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 16th anniversary

For the first time, we have compiled updates on the foundation's initiatives to educate the public, award prizes, make grants to other organizations with similar missions, and conduct high-visibility research. Click below to read our annual report.

 
 
 

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One Week Left to Apply to be a Young Scholar

The deadline for the Cooke Young Scholars Program is fast approaching. Finish your application today! Due April 5, 2017 by 12pm EST.

Cooke Chronicle: Expanding access for talented, low-income students

Higher ed advocates and public K-12 schools look for ways to expand opportunities for high-achieving students from low-income families.

Cooke Foundation Awards $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants

The Cooke Foundation has awarded Good Neighbor Grants to eight nonprofit organizations to support academic & arts enrichment programs for over 700 K-12 students

 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Cooke Foundation has awarded $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to eight nonprofit organizations to support academic and arts enrichment programs for over 700 K-12 students in Northern Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
These grants will help provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Outstanding 7th grade students with financial need can apply from now until April 5 for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, which is the largest high school scholarship and educational support program 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.