FOX NEWS PUBLISHES TRUE MERIT OP-ED

FOX NEWS PUBLISHES TRUE MERIT OP-ED

Executive Director Harold Levy describes six ways that high-achieving, low-income students are often overlooked in college admissions.

The Cooke Young Scholars Program 2016 Application is Now Open

The Cooke Young Scholars Program 2016 Application is Now Open

Students selected as Cooke Young Scholars get individualized advising to set academic goals, guidance on applying to colleges, and funding for summer educational programs, study abroad, internships and school expenses. Start your application today!

Cooke Scholar William Tarpeh is Solving Real People's Real Problems

Cooke Scholar William Tarpeh is Solving Real People's Real Problems

Watch our new video profile of Cooke Scholar William Tarpeh, who is is reimagining sanitation to create resources for the developing world.

Washington Post Publishes True Merit Op-Ed

Washington Post Publishes True Merit Op-Ed

Executive Director Harold O. Levy outlines the findings from our True Merit report and calls for an admissions preference for high-achieving, low-income students at the nation's most selective institutions.

New Report Calls for An Admissions Preference for Low-Income Students

New Report Calls for An Admissions Preference for Low-Income Students

America's top colleges and universities should institute an admissions preference for low-income students. Even when they are high-achievers academically, these students face barriers and make up a mere 3 percent of enrollment at the elite schools.

Announcing the Second Cooke edX Challenge

Announcing the Second Cooke edX Challenge

Outstanding 7th grade students from families with financial need can earn special consideration for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program if they complete a free college class offered by online course provider edX.

 
 
 

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How edX is Building Opportunities for Young Scholars

Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, describes the organization's initiatives to make AP and other college-level courses more accessible.

Fox News Publishes True Merit Op-Ed

Executive Director Harold Levy describes six ways that high-achieving, low-income students are often overlooked in college admissions.

Feb. 5: Education News We're Reading This Week

How higher ed admissions are changing for low-income students. We also share new findings on the tools and mindsets K-12 students need to thrive.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Outstanding 7th grade students with financial need can apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, which provides many benefits and can lead to the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious college scholarship.
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Monday, January 11, 2016
America's top colleges and universities should institute an admissions preference for low-income students because such students – even when they are high-achievers academically – now face unjustified barriers and make up a mere 3 percent of enrollment at the elite schools, according to a landmark report issued today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Outstanding 7th grade students from families with financial need can earn special consideration for a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship if they complete a free college class offered by online course provider edX, the two nonprofit organizations announced today.
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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.