Apply now to the Cooke Young Scholars Program!

Apply now to the Cooke Young Scholars Program!

High-achieving 7th graders should apply now to the Young Scholars Program. a selective 5-year pre-college scholarship and advising program for high-achieving students with financial need.

Over 500 Top Community College Students Advance as Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Semifinalists

Over 500 Top Community College Students Advance as Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Semifinalists

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides high-achieving community college students with up to $40,000 per year to complete their bachelor's degree. See a list of all 534 of this year's semifinalists.

New in HuffPost - 'Hunger on Campus'

New in HuffPost - 'Hunger on Campus'

Executive Director Harold O. Levy's latest contributor piece draws attention to food insecurity on college campuses, challenging higher education leaders to better support student success.

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.

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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Cooke Chronicle: Contingency Plans & College Admissions

Educators and public administrations prepare for a potential shutdown. New research on college access quantifies who is left behind, as well as the unintended consequences that can arise from admissions practices.

Nation’s Largest Pre-College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective 5-year pre-college scholarship and advising program for high-achieving 7th graders with financial need.

Cooke Chronicle: Educational Inequities

Public school segregation and funding issues made headlines. In higher ed, campus hunger and the future of DACA program were discussed.

 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Cooke Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for its Young Scholars Program, the largest high school scholarship and advising program in the United States, for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
534 high-achieving U.S. community college students are semifinalists to for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 per year.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Colleges can dramatically increase the odds of success for students with financial need by changing their financial aid practices, according to a new report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The report, titled "Making College Affordable," examines the numerous barriers preventing low-income students from enrolling and persisting in college.
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