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Randy’s provocative works of metal, wood, and paint have earned considerable recognition.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s mission is to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation believes that all exceptionally talented students who have financial need will excel academically when given the resources to develop their talents. We support these students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, and direct services.
Throughout the United States, millions of lower-income, exceptionally promising students are not challenged at school. As a result, every year, too many high-achieving students lose ground educationally, and an even greater number of promising under-resourced students fail to attain advanced levels of academic achievement.
The Foundation works to reverse this situation by expanding educational opportunities through scholarship programs designed to support high-achieving, lower-income students in high school, college, and graduate school. Jack Kent Cooke Scholars benefit from generous funding for their education, guidance from a dedicated staff of advisers, mentoring from accomplished professionals and civic leaders, and participation in a community of equally remarkable students.
The Foundation also supports and partners with outstanding education providers--including higher-education institutions--that offer the highest levels of academic rigor to lower-income students. Some of our grantees develop or target excellent educational opportunities specifically for high-achieving students. Others set the stage for high-achievers to emerge from larger groups of under-served students by offering demanding educational opportunities to broader populations. A few grantees focus on students who demonstrate extraordinary talent in the performing and fine arts.
Jack Kent Cooke - The Man Behind the Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke's advice to young people remains the driving force behind the Foundation’s mission: “Destiny demands you do better than your supposed best.”
Learn about JKCF through the stories and profiles of our Scholars
Foundation in the News
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s programs are recognized for assisting students striving for excellence.