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Feb 15, 2018 11:00 AM

Over 500 Top High School Seniors Advance as Semifinalists for the Cooke College Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 578 top performing high school seniors with financial need to advance as semifinalists for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. The highly competitive scholarship will provide recipients with up to $40,000 annually for four years toward their tuition at selective colleges and universities across the nation.​

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 PM

Nation’s Largest Pre-College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Cooke Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for its Young Scholars Program, the largest high school scholarship and advising program in the United States, for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need.

Dec 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Over 500 Top Community College Students Advance as Semifinalists in Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship Program

534 high-achieving U.S. community college students are semifinalists to for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 per year.

Nov 09, 2017 08:00 AM

Making College Affordable: New Report Calls For Greater Transparency In Financial Aid Practices

Colleges can dramatically increase the odds of success for students with financial need by changing their financial aid practices, according to a new report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The report, titled "Making College Affordable," examines the numerous barriers preventing low-income students from enrolling and persisting in college.

Oct 11, 2017 12:46 PM

New Scholarship Unlocks Graduate Education for Cohort of High-Achieving Scholars

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a leading scholarship and grantmaking organization, has awarded graduate scholarships of up to $200,000 each to 53 Cooke Scholars.

Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM

Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced that it is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, through November 14. Students selected as Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year for four years of study, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

Sep 01, 2017 09:30 AM

Grant Opportunities Available for Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Students in the DMV Area

Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for its 2018 Good Neighbor Grant program, which offers grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to support education-focused nonprofits serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Aug 24, 2017 12:00 PM

Major Scholarships Now Available to Help Community College Students Transfer to Four-Year Schools

Today, the Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the largest private scholarship in the United States for community college transfer students. Exceptional community college students with financial need and plans to transfer to a four-year college or university have until noon ET on October 24 to apply for a prestigious Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is worth up to $40,000 per year.

Aug 17, 2017 09:05 AM

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; nearly half never visited their top choice school


UNC-Chapel Hill Wins $1 Million Cooke Prize

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received the $1 million 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, the largest award in the nation recognizing a college or university for its success in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation.

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