Semifinalists for Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship Announced

Semifinalists for Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship Announced

597 top community college students from across the nation are semifinalists to compete for our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive scholarship will provide 60 low-income students with up to $40,000 per year for up to three years.

Closing the Excellence Gap for Rural Students

Closing the Excellence Gap for Rural Students

Executive Director Harold O. Levy and Dr. Susan Assouline of the Belin-Blank Center call for equal educational opportunities in The Des Moines Register, stating: "No one’s future prospects should be determined by parentage or ZIP code."

Two Cooke Scholars Selected for Better Make Room Student Advisory Board

Two Cooke Scholars Selected for Better Make Room Student Advisory Board

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's Better Make Room initiative recently announced the members of its inaugural Student Advisory Board. Cooke Scholars David Guirgis and Santiago Tobar Potes are among the students chosen for this honor.

The Hill Publishes Harold O. Levy's Bipartisan Recommendations

The Hill Publishes Harold O. Levy's Bipartisan Recommendations

For his latest commentary in The Hill, Executive Director Harold O. Levy describes promising college affordability initiatives for Congress and the incoming administration to consider.

How States Can Make High-Achieving, Low-Income Students a Priority under ESSA

How States Can Make High-Achieving, Low-Income Students a Priority under ESSA

In a joint letter issued with the Center for American Progress and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, the Cooke Foundation provides governors and state superintendents with recommendations for closing the Excellence Gap.

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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News

Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 597 top community college students from across the nation as semifinalists to compete for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive scholarship will provide up to 60 low-income students with as much as $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the new program will improve the competence of high school counselors, college advisors, teachers, librarians, school paraprofessionals, and the staff of community-based organizations to help increase college opportunities for underserved high school students
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today published a report summarizing its first 16 years of operation. The report details how the foundation has provided over $152 million in scholarship assistance to nearly 2,200 high-achieving students from low-income families and over $90 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.
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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.