Cooke Foundation Announces Five Finalists for $1 Million Prize

Cooke Foundation Announces Five Finalists for $1 Million Prize

Meet the five universities that have been named finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.

Congratulations to this year's 2017 Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars!

Introducing 2017's Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars

Out of 3,000 outstanding applications, this year 55 scholars have been named Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars.

Cooke Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant to BEAM

BEAM Receives $1 Million Cooke Foundation Talent Development Award

Grant will allow the New York-based organization that provides advanced math instruction to low-income students to expand to a new location in Los Angeles.

Job Creation Depends on Education

Education Can Help Spur Job Creation

In his latest op-ed in Fox News, Harold O. Levy, our executive director, discusses how education can be a powerful tool for creating jobs.

Reinvesting in Others: Cooke Scholar Neveen Mahmoud

Reinvesting in Others

Neveen Mahmoud has always been looking for ways to reinvest her education in others. Watch our newest scholar spotlight video to see how she went from being a Cooke Young Scholar to cofounding a social impact startup that is transforming lives.

Something That Matters

Something That Matters

Qian Qian always knew she wanted to do something that matters. Watch our newest scholar spotlight video to see how she went from being a Cooke Young Scholar to an MIT graduate building health tech products.

Touchdown! Washington Post features the Cooke Foundation

Touchdown! Washington Post features the Cooke Foundation

In conjunction with this weekend's Super Bowl festivities, The Washington Post Magazine features an article about John Kent Cooke and the work of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Photo credit: Andre Chung for The Washington Post

Celebrating the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 16th anniversary

Celebrating the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 16th anniversary

For the first time, we have compiled updates on the foundation's initiatives to educate the public, award prizes, make grants to other organizations with similar missions, and conduct high-visibility research. Click below to read our annual report.

 
 
 

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Cooke Foundation Announces Five Finalists for $1 Million Prize

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Cooke Foundation Awards 55 Top Community College Students Transfer Scholarships

After reviewing thousands of excellent applications, we are pleased to announce the 55 winners of the 2017 Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!

 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Five universities – Brown University; Rice University; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – are finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.
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Friday, April 21, 2017
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships worth up to $40,000 annually to 55 outstanding community college students with financial need from 19 states who are transferring to four-year colleges and universities.
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) – a program that provides advanced math instruction to low-income students in New York City to prepare them for college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – is expanding to Los Angeles with a $1 million grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
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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.