Cooke Foundation Awards Over $230,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

Cooke Foundation Awards Over $230,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

More than 62,000 students with financial need in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will benefit from new and expanding summer and academic year programs thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 2015 Good Neighbor Grants.

Cooke Foundation Awards $500,000 to Elite Public High Schools

Cooke Foundation Awards $500,000 to Elite Public High Schools

These awards will support programs at high schools in six states that prepare academically talented, low-income students to get admitted to and graduate from these top schools.

Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Cooke Foundation Awards $1 Million Prize

Cooke Foundation awards Vassar College its inaugural Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence for supporting high-performing, low-income students.

Cooke Foundation State Report Card

Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities

A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation finds that state education policies are failing bright, low-income students. Learn why no one state receives an A.

Excellence Gap Website

Cooke Foundation Unveils Excellence Gap Website

To learn more about the Excellence Gap--the disparity in the percent of lower-income versus higher-income students who reach advanced levels of academic performance--and how to close it, visit ExcellenceGap.org.

Cooke Foundation Awards $1.6 Million in STEM Education Grants

Cooke Foundation Awards $1.6 Million in STEM Education Grants

In recognition of the many barriers facing high-performing, low-income students interested science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in STEM-focused educational grants.

Cooke Young Scholar Attends White House Science Fair

Cooke Young Scholar Attends White House Science Fair

Robert Kancans from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, is participating in the fifth White House Science Fair, hosted President Barack Obama.

 
 
 

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News

Thursday, April 23, 2015
More than 62,000 students with financial need in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will benefit from new and expanding summer and academic year programs thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 2015 Good Neighbor Grants. The Cooke Foundation has awarded a total of $238,770 to nine local nonprofit organizations focused on providing the highest quality of academic programs, college access initiatives, and arts education.
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Monday, April 20, 2015
Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces awards totaling $500,000 to selective public high schools in six states to support the schools’ programs that prepare academically talented, low-income students to get admitted to and graduate from these top schools. Combined, the grants will benefit more than 1,500 students in grades 6-12.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces an inaugural $1 million award to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York,for its success in attracting and graduating low-income students. The Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence is the largest award in the nation recognizing a college making strides in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation.
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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.