Mr. Cooke

About Jack Kent Cooke

Jack Kent Cooke wished that, as a self-made billionaire, his good fortune would help others fulfill their dreams. That wish realized the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, his most enduring legacy.

College Scholarship Slide

Congratulations

Welcome to the 2014 class of College Scholars, 86 of the brightest and most promising high school seniors from across the country who have unmet financial need.

JKCF Community

JKCF Community: Connect with Us

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Slide

Congratulations

Welcome to the recipients of the 2014 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships, 85 outstanding community college students transferring to the nation’s top colleges and universities.

CCTI Ladder

Partnerships that Promote Success

An evaluation of the Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative is now available. Learn what makes effective partnerships between community colleges and 4-year colleges.

JKCF Scholars

Jack Kent Cooke Scholars Think Big, Work Hard, and Achieve.

Good Neighbor Grant Slide

2014 Good Neighbor Grants

Congratulations to the nine nonprofit recipients of the 2014 Good Neighbor Grants. Each has proven its dedication to helping students from low- to moderate-income families in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

 
 
 

Recent Blog Posts

Study Exposes Transfer Credit Debacle

Lost transfer credits prove the biggest obstacle for Community College students seeking a four-year degree, a new study identifies.

JKCF Scholars and Staff Volunteer with Hands On DC

Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and staff team up with Hands On DC to paint murals onto hallway walls of a local elementary school in an effort to improve the school's physical condition.

Media Release: 2014 Good Neighbor Grants

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation congratulates its 2014 Good Neighbor Grants recipients.

 

News

Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to support The Education Trust’s recent research, “Falling Out of the Lead: Following High Achievers Through High School and Beyond.”
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce its 2014 class of College Scholars, 86 of the brightest and most promising high school seniors from across the country who have unmet financial need.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program Application Available Until March 20, 2014
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Video

A video introduction to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a private, independent foundation established in 2000 to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through education.