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.

Cooke Scholar Emily Hedin

Featured Scholar: Emily Hedin

Meet Cooke Scholar alumna Emily Hedin. This graduate of Macalester College and the University of Oxford is the co-founder of a nonprofit community organization, Building Dignity, which is transforming communities in Lima, Peru.

Cooke Foundation Joins Equal Opportunity Schools $100 Million Initiative

Cooke Foundation Joins Equal Opportunity Schools $100 Million Initiative

This new initiative seeks to identify 100,000 low-income students and students of color and enroll them in advanced academic courses over the next three years.

Cooke Foundation Awards Over $230,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

Cooke Foundation Awards Over $230,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

More than 62,000 students with financial need in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will benefit from new and expanding summer and academic year programs thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 2015 Good Neighbor Grants.

Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Cooke Foundation Awards $1 Million Prize

Cooke Foundation awards Vassar College its inaugural Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence for supporting high-performing, low-income students.

Cooke Foundation State Report Card

Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities

A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation finds that state education policies are failing bright, low-income students. Learn why no one state receives an A.

 
 
 

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

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Recent Blog Posts

JKCF Examines Massachusetts Excellence Gap in Worcester Telegram

Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy examines the Massachusetts Excellence Gap in the Worcester Telegram.

June 26: Education News We're Reading This Week

June 26, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

JKCF Scholar Wellington Mackey Featured in the Daily Mail

Cooke Scholar Wellington Mackey shared his story from homeless to Ivy League in the Lohud.

 

News

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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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announces a partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to ensure low-income students and students of color reach advanced levels of academic achievement.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
More than 62,000 students with financial need in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will benefit from new and expanding summer and academic year programs thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 2015 Good Neighbor Grants. The Cooke Foundation has awarded a total of $238,770 to nine local nonprofit organizations focused on providing the highest quality of academic programs, college access initiatives, and arts education.
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Video

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.