Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

America’s elite colleges and universities can increase the number of high-achieving, low-income students who attend by taking simple steps to reduce burdensome fees and improve transparency. Read our latest report on opening doors.

Emily Hedin is Awarded the $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize

Emily Hedin is Awarded the $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize

Cooke Scholar Emily Hedin is recognized as a 2017 Matthew J. Quinn Prize recipient for her exceptional leadership of Building Dignity, a nonprofit in Lima, Peru.

StreetCred Co-Founder Lucy Marcil Awarded $10,000 Quinn Prize

StreetCred Co-Founder Lucy Marcil Awarded $10,000 Quinn Prize

Cooke Scholar Lucy Marcil has been selected as a 2017 Matthew J. Quinn Prize recipient for her extraordinary work with StreetCred, a nonprofit she co-founded in 2015.

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?

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 Chronicle: Opening Doors & Educator Resources

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Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

Unlike their more affluent peers, nearly one-in-four low-income students apply to college without the support of a parent or counselor.

StreetCred Co-Founder Lucy Marcil Awarded $10,000 Quinn Prize

Lucy Marcil has been selected as a 2017 Matthew J. Quinn Prize recipient for her extraordinary work with StreetCred, a non-profit she co-founded in 2015.

 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Unlike their more affluent peers, nearly one-in-four low-income students apply to college without the support of a parent or counselor; nearly half never visited their top choice school
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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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