Board of Directors Announces Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili as Executive Director

Board of Directors Announces Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili as Executive Director

A leading K-12, college readiness, and higher education expert, Basili brings 30 years of education industry experience to the role.

Announcing the 2018 Good Neighbor Grant Recipients

Announcing the 2018 Good Neighbor Grant Recipients

12 nonprofit organizations from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC will receive a total of $250,000 – the largest amount ever awarded from the Cooke Foundation's Good Neighbor Grant program.

Outstanding Community College Students Awarded $40,000 Transfer Scholarship

Outstanding Community College Students Awarded $40,000 Transfer Scholarship

Announcing this year's 47 recipients of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Each will receive up to $40,000 annually to complete their bachelor’s degree, along with comprehensive educational advising.

Exceptional High School Seniors Awarded $40,000 College Scholarship

Exceptional High School Seniors Awarded $40,000 College Scholarship

This year, 106 exceptional high school students have been awarded Cooke College Scholarships. Each of these new Cooke Scholars will receive up to $40,000 annually to complete their bachelor’s degree, along with comprehensive educational advising.

New research: Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities

New research: Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities

Despite small signs of progress, state policies nationwide continue to fail to support the needs of high-ability students with financial need. Our latest report examines individual state policies and offers six recommendations to guide states.

New Report Calls For Greater Transparency In Financial Aid Practices

New Report Calls For Greater Transparency In Financial Aid Practices

"Making College Affordable" examines the numerous barriers preventing low-income students from enrolling and persisting in college. The report offers 11 best practices to institutions to help students pay for college and stay in school.

 
 
 

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Outstanding Community College Students Awarded $40,000 Transfer Scholarship

Announcing this year's 47 recipients of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Each will receive up to $40,000 annually to complete their bachelor’s degree, along with comprehensive educational advising.

Cooke Chronicle: Food Insecurity & Financial Aid

Separate groups of researchers study food insecurity among children and on college campuses. Emergency grants and improvements to federal financial aid policies are also discussed.

Exceptional High School Seniors Awarded $40,000 College Scholarship

This year, 106 high school students have been awarded Cooke College Scholarships, which provide up to $40,000 annually to complete their bachelor’s degree.

 

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili brings decades of experience as a cross-sector education executive to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; will lead organization’s work in support of exceptional, high-achieving students.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the 12 nonprofit organizations from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC that will receive a total of $250,000 from its annual Good Neighbor Grants program. This is the largest amount that the foundation has ever awarded in the six-year history of the Good Neighbor Grants program.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Announcing this year's 47 recipients of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Each will receive up to $40,000 annually to complete their bachelor’s degree, along with comprehensive educational advising.
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