Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

Our new issue brief recommends actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity by enrolling greater numbers of academically qualified low-income students.

Watch: Montgomery College Student's Surprise Scholarship Announcement

Watch: Montgomery College Student's Surprise Scholarship Announcement

Luis Rosales is Montgomery College’s latest recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, awarded to outstanding community college students with financial need.

ANNOUNCING OUR 75 NEW UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARS

ANNOUNCING OUR 75 NEW UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARS

This year, the Cooke Foundation awards 75 outstanding community college students from 21 states with our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth up to $40,000 annually to cover the costs of transferring to a four-year university

"It feels unreal." Three Miami Dade College Grads Earn Cooke Scholarships

"It feels unreal." Three Miami Dade College Grads Earn Cooke Scholarships

Executive Director Harold O. Levy joined MDC Provost Lenore Rodicio to visit Valentina d'Empaire, Juan J. Albrecht and Yessica Maltes and welcome them in-person to the Cooke Scholar community.

Cooke Scholar Daniel Leon-Davis Reflects on the Tragedy in Orlando

Cooke Scholar Daniel Leon-Davis Reflects on the Tragedy in Orlando

"LGBT communities are often forced to use nightclubs as our safe haven, and Pulse was mine." In a piece for Fusion, Leon-Davis remembers the center of celebration and empowerment in his hometown. (Image credit: Cary Fukunaga)

Introducing the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's 85 New College Scholars

Introducing the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's 85 New College Scholars

Overcoming the odds by achieving excellence despite financial need, these high school graduates have been awarded the nation's largest college scholarship – up to $40,000 per year, plus academic advising, internship stipends, study abroad, and networking.

Interested in studying STEM or doing research for NASA?

Interested in studying STEM or doing research for NASA?

Cooke Scholar Krysti Scotti describes the SpaceICE Mission project she leads and shares advice for high schoolers and community college students interested in STEM.

 
 
 

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Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

A new issue brief recommends actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity.

 

News

Friday, June 24, 2016
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released an issue brief recommending actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity by enrolling greater numbers of academically qualified low-income students.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious affirmative action, it’s critically important that colleges and universities across our nation work to also increase economic diversity on their campuses to open their doors wider to more low-income students of all races.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 75 outstanding community college students with financial need from 21 states who are transferring to four-year colleges.
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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.