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 $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.

High Expectations: How LINK Unlimited Supports Chicago Students

High Expectations: How LINK Unlimited Supports Chicago Students

The 2016 recipient of the NPEA/Cooke Foundation Award for Excellence in Educational Access shares success factors for mentorship and scholarship programs.

CNN Publishes Opinion by Cooke Scholar Santiago Tobar Potes

CNN Publishes Opinion by Cooke Scholar Santiago Tobar Potes

Santiago attends Columbia University and is a member of the Better Make Room Student Advisory Board. Although he recently visited First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House, he now worries about whether he will be able to continue college in the U.S.

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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Cooke Chronicle: Feb. 17, 2017

Popular topics this week included college-level courses in high school, strong academic programming, community college transfer success, and changes to DACA.

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.

High Expectations: How LINK Unlimited Supports Chicago Students

The 2016 recipient of the NPEA/Cooke Foundation Award for Excellence in Educational Access shares successful factors for mentorship and scholarship programs.

 

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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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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 628 outstanding high school seniors with financial need as semifinalists for its College Scholarship, which provides recipients with up to $40,000 annually for four years to enable them to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S. It is the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation.
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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.