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About the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. By offering the largest scholarships in the country, in-depth academic counseling and other direct services, the Cooke Foundation seeks to help high-performing, low-income students to develop their talents and excel educationally. Cooke Scholars are selected from a national pool using such factors as exemplary academic achievement, financial need, grit, determination and social commitment. In addition to providing students both counseling and financial support from middle school to graduate school, the Cooke Foundation provides significant grants for noteworthy and innovative initiatives that support high-performing, low-income students.


Grant Programs

Through strategically targeted grants, the Cooke Foundation works to expand educational opportunities for thousands of remarkable students whose families, schools, and communities need additional resources to help these students fulfill their promise. Read More.

Scholarship Programs

The Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Read More.