Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

High-achieving high school seniors with financial need can apply now for our College Scholarship Program. The award is worth up to $40,000 per year for up to four years.

Community College Students — Apply Now for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!

Community College Students — Apply Now for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!

Exceptional community college students with financial need should apply now for the Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is worth up to $40,000 per year to continue their studies at a four-year college or university.

Working For a Bright Future: Cooke Scholar Lauren Pham

Working For a Bright Future: Cooke Scholar Lauren Pham

This fall, Lauren began her first semester at Barnard College, where she’ll be studying environmental policy with our $40,000 per year College Scholarship Program.

Empowerment Through Financial Literacy: Cooke Scholar Marshelle Davis

Empowerment Through Financial Literacy: Cooke Scholar Marshelle Davis

After graduating from Palm Beach State College, Marshelle has moved on to finish her four-year degree at the University of Miami. She will be studying accounting, with plans to educate others about financial literacy.

Local Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Students May Apply Now for our 2018 Good Neighbor Grants

Local Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Students May Apply Now for our 2018 Good Neighbor Grants

Our Good Neighbor Grant program offers grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to support education-focused nonprofits serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

America’s elite colleges and universities can increase the number of high-achieving, low-income students who attend by taking simple steps to reduce burdensome fees and improve transparency. Read our latest report on opening doors.

2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

UNC-Chapel Hill receives the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, recognizing success in enrolling and supporting low-income students.

 
 
 

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced that it is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, through November 14. Students selected as Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year for four years of study, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.
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Friday, September 1, 2017
Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for its 2018 Good Neighbor Grant program, which offers grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to support education-focused nonprofits serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Today, the Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the largest private scholarship in the United States for community college transfer students. Exceptional community college students with financial need and plans to transfer to a four-year college or university have until noon ET on October 24 to apply for a prestigious Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is worth up to $40,000 per year.
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