How One Cooke Scholar Planned an Affordable College Pathway

How One Cooke Scholar Planned an Affordable College Pathway

Watch a new video from Yahoo Finance featuring Cooke Scholar Maria de Abreu Pineda. Maria successfully strategized her college journey to avoid debt by excelling at a community college and earning our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Cooke Scholar Jossalyn Jensen's hard work and dedication featured in the Deseret News

Cooke Scholar Jossalyn Jensen's hard work and dedication featured in the Deseret News

Jossalyn was a 2010 Cooke Young Artist Award winner and went on to complete her master's program at the Juilliard School with a Graduate Arts Scholarship. Now she is off to attend the Conservatoire de Paris on a Fulbright scholarship.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Celebrates Cooke Scholar Isla Martinez-Iglesias

The Philadelphia Inquirer Celebrates Cooke Scholar Isla Martinez-Iglesias

A newly announced recipient of our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Isla plans to continue her studies at La Salle University. "At this point," she said, "I just stopped doubting that the impossible was possible."

The Santa Monica Daily Press Highlights Cooke Scholar Brendan Terry's Community Service

The Santa Monica Daily Press Highlights Cooke Scholar Brendan Terry's Community Service

"He trawled the ocean for plastic with a nonprofit anti-pollution group, came up with an idea for Starbucks to reduce in-store waste and assisted an organization that supports schools in underprivileged Los Angeles neighborhoods," reports the publication.

Cooke Scholar Gabby Nicholas on Mentorship, College Access and Success

Cooke Scholar Gabby Nicholas on Mentorship, College Access and Success

A recent college graduate reflects on how new experiences and networking with the Cooke Scholar community shaped her career goals.

Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

Our new issue brief recommends 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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How One Cooke Scholar Planned an Affordable College Pathway

Cooke Scholar Maria de Abreu Pineda excelled at an affordable community college before continuing her higher education with generous scholarships.

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Articles address the growing income segregation in public schools, as well as the range of state policies on higher ed funding and financial aid availability.

 

News

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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Thursday, June 23, 2016
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious affirmative action, it’s critically important that colleges and universities across our nation work to also increase economic diversity on their campuses to open their doors wider to more low-income students of all races.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 75 outstanding community college students with financial need from 21 states who are transferring to four-year colleges.
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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.