JKCF Executive Director Discusses Excellence Gap with CBS Baltimore

Executive Director Discusses Excellence Gap with CBS Baltimore

Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy discussed the issue of the Excellence Gap with CBS Baltimore's Marcus Washington. "The idea is education is the way out. Education allows you to really soar, and we ought to encourage that."

Cooke Foundation Recognizes Three Scholars for Outstanding Contributions to Their Communities

Cooke Foundation Recognizes Three Scholars

For their outstanding contributions to the communities in which they live, Chat Travieso has been awarded the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and Agata Bykovtsev and Sarah Sahibousidq the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award.

Harold Levy at NGA

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.

 
 
 

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Quinn Youth Leadership Award Recipient Sarah Sahibousidq

Sarah Sahibousidq is a 2014 Cooke Young Scholar and one of two recipients of the 2015 Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award.

 

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.