Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need
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
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.
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?
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $855,000 to academic enrichment programs serving low-income rural students in elementary and secondary schools in North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi and Virginia.
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.
Five universities – Brown University; Rice University; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – are finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships worth up to $40,000 annually to 55 outstanding community college students with financial need from 19 states who are transferring to four-year colleges and universities.
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) – a program that provides advanced math instruction to low-income students in New York City to prepare them for college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – is expanding to Los Angeles with a $1 million grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
The Cooke Foundation has awarded $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to eight nonprofit organizations to support academic and arts enrichment programs for over 700 K-12 students in Northern Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.
These grants will help provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C.