Cooke Scholar Valentina d'Empaire Urges Students to Apply

Cooke Scholar Valentina d'Empaire Urges Students to Apply

Our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship helped Valentina transfer from community college to Johns Hopkins University. Along with $40,000 per year to complete her bachelor's degree, being a Cooke Scholar has connected Valentina to a global community.

Students Can Apply for Largest Community College Transfer Scholarship

Students Can Apply for Largest Community College Transfer Scholarship

Outstanding community college students with financial need should apply for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship now! Recipients will be awarded up to $40,000 per year to complete a bachelor's degree.

Cooke Scholar Faith Culhane's Powerful "Pulse Orlando" Performance

Cooke Scholar Faith Culhane's Powerful "Pulse Orlando" Performance

"Pulse Orlando" is a piece that Faith wrote after the tragic shooting in her hometown. She first discovered her passion for spoken word in community college, and began attending slam competitions while at University of Central Florida.

New Op-Ed in The Hill: College gap fosters inequality

New Op-Ed in The Hill: College gap fosters inequality

Executive Director Harold O. Levy's latest piece for The Hill discusses the higher education divide for students from families with financial need.

Cooke Scholar Luis Rosales Speaks with NBC

Cooke Scholar Luis Rosales Speaks with NBC

After graduating from Montgomery College and receiving our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Luis is headed to Georgetown University.“I eventually see myself representing my community, whether it be Congress or State Legislature," Luis told NBC.

NBC Miami Features Angel Sanchez's Transformation Story

NBC Miami Features Angel Sanchez's Transformation Story

After being sentenced to prison as a teenager, Cooke Scholar Angel Sanchez began community college while homeless. Now he is preparing to graduate from the University of Central Florida and attend law school to realize his goal of becoming an attorney.

 
 
 

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August 26: Education News We're Reading This Week

Public schools face mixed approval ratings, as well as criticism for segregation. As college tuition rises and income decreases, many students are on the move.

Students Can Apply for Largest Community College Transfer Scholarship

Outstanding community college students with financial need should apply for this scholarship worth up to $40,000 per year to complete a bachelor's degree.

Meaningful Life & Learning: Thoughts from Cooke Scholar Abigail McFee

A reflection on how access to educational opportunities allows living and learning to be entwined.

 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Outstanding community college students with financial need should apply for this scholarship worth up to $40,000 per year to complete a bachelor's degree.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Announcing the three Cooke Scholars whose dedicated and ambitious community projects earned them the 2016 Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award.
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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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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.