The Business of Doing Good: Cooke Scholar's Inspiring Graduation Speech

The Business of Doing Good: Cooke Scholar's Inspiring Graduation Speech

Angad Singh Padda delivered a speech at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business graduation that has received over 237,000 views on YouTube and been shared thousands of times across social media. Click to watch his inspiring message.

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.

Report Finds Flagship Universities Becoming Instruments of Social Stratification

Report Finds Flagship Universities Becoming Instruments of Social Stratification

State flagship universities are facing an identity crisis. Will they continue a historic dedication to economic equity, or will they become instruments of social stratification?

Rural Talent Initiative

Rural Talent Initiative

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $855,000 to academic enrichment programs serving low-income rural students in elementary and secondary schools in North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi and Virginia.

Meet the 2017 Cooke College Scholars!

Meet the 2017 Cooke College Scholars!

The 80 recipients of this year's College Scholarship Program come from 28 states and the District of Columbia. Each of them have earned a Cooke Scholarship worth up to $40,000 annually for four years.

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.

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.

 
 
 

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

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Recent Blog Posts

Cooke Chronicle: Increasing Access for Low-Income Students, and New Scholars in the News

Discover the myths behind school choice, NYC's proposed "3-K" program and how the label of "low-income" tends to follow students around.

Cooke Foundation Announces Five Finalists for $1 Million Prize

Five universities are finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.

Cooke Chronicle: Calculating Financial Aid and funding higher education

Here's our weekly roundup of education news with stories ranging from data on 2016's funding for higher ed, a new financial aid cost calculator and more.

 

News

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
State flagship universities are facing an identity crisis. Will they continue a historic dedication to economic equity, or will they become instruments of social stratification?
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which awards the largest scholarships in the United States to outstanding students with financial need, has selected 80 high school students from 28 states and the District of Columbia to receive Cooke College Scholarships that are each worth up to $40,000 annually for four years.
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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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