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Jun 01, 2015 04:36 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards 90 Scholarships to Exceptionally Gifted Community College Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces today 90 recipients of its 2015 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is the largest private scholarship for students transferring from two-year community colleges to four-year baccalaureate institutions in the country.

May 29, 2015 05:07 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards 94 New Recipients the Nation's Most Generous College Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces its 2015 class of College Scholars, 94 of the brightest and most promising high school seniors from across the country who have unmet financial need.

May 11, 2015 06:00 AM

Cooke Foundation Partners with College Greenlight to Expand Reach to Thousands of Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has a new partnership with College Greenlight enabling it to reach thousands of low-income students across the country to make them aware that they are eligible for the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious scholarships.

Apr 28, 2015 01:59 PM

Cooke Foundation Joins Equal Opportunity Schools $100 Million Initiative to Enroll 100,000 Low-Income Students in AP/IB Classes

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announces a partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to ensure low-income students and students of color reach advanced levels of academic achievement.

Apr 23, 2015 09:15 AM

Cooke Foundation Awards Over $230,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

More than 62,000 students with financial need in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will benefit from new and expanding summer and academic year programs thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 2015 Good Neighbor Grants. The Cooke Foundation has awarded a total of $238,770 to nine local nonprofit organizations focused on providing the highest quality of academic programs, college access initiatives, and arts education.

Apr 20, 2015 01:38 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards $500,000 to Elite Public High Schools to Increase Pipeline of Exceptionally Talented Low-Income Students

Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces awards totaling $500,000 to selective public high schools in six states to support the schools’ programs that prepare academically talented, low-income students to get admitted to and graduate from these top schools. Combined, the grants will benefit more than 1,500 students in grades 6-12.

Apr 07, 2015 06:00 AM

Cooke Foundation Awards Vassar College Inaugural $1 Million Prize for Supporting High-Performing, Low-Income Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces an inaugural $1 million award to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York,for its success in attracting and graduating low-income students. The Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence is the largest award in the nation recognizing a college making strides in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation.

Mar 31, 2015 11:39 AM

New Report from Cooke Foundation Finds State Policies Fail Bright, Low-Income Students

State policies nationwide fail effectively to support students who have the potential to reach high levels of academic performance, particularly students from low-income backgrounds, finds a new report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students grades states on 18 simple indicators representing nine distinct state-level policies and nine specific measures of student outcomes.

Mar 26, 2015 11:07 AM

Cooke Foundation Awards $1.6 Million in STEM Education Grants

In recognition of the many barriers facing high-performing, low-income students interested science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in STEM-focused educational grants.

Mar 23, 2015 11:31 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholar Participates in White House Science Fair

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholar Robert Kancans from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, has been invited to participate in the fifth White House Science Fair, hosted today by President Barack Obama. Robert will join more than 100 other bright minds to learn about innovative projects, discoveries, designs, and experiments from students across the country excelling in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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