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Feb 09, 2015 10:27 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Seeks Brightest 7th Graders with Financial Need for Prestigious National Scholarship

The most generous and personalized five-year scholarship and educational support program in the nation is accepting applications for its Young Scholars Program, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced today.

Feb 03, 2015 01:02 PM

Cooke Foundation Convenes First-of-Its-Kind Summit of School Leaders to Close the Excellence Gap for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which offers the largest scholarships in the country to exceptionally promising students who have financial need, is convening a two-day summit of national school leaders and experts in order to strategize about how schools and others can bridge the “achievement” or “excellence gap”—i.e., the troubling disparity in academic performance between lower income and higher income students.

Feb 03, 2015 12:05 PM

Cooke Foundation Comments on Study: "Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States"

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation issues the following statement in response to a study by the Pell Institute and the University of Pennsylvania's Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy titled "Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States."

Jan 29, 2015 03:20 PM

College Board Announces Cooke Foundation Partnership to Expand Scholarship Access

Through new partnerships with the College Board and four other of the country's leading scholarship providers, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will expand access to scholarship opportunities earlier in high school to change students' trajectories and help inform their decisions about pursuing college.

Jan 20, 2015 04:26 PM

Cooke Foundation Releases Report on Increasing Access for Community College Students to Four-Year Colleges

Many more community college students could succeed at four-year colleges and universities, says a report released today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, if only they were given the right tools and the opportunity. At present, while the majority of community college students aspire to complete a bachelor’s degree, as few as 12% manage to do so.

Jan 14, 2015 06:00 AM

EdX and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Middle School Scholarship Challenge

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and edX today announced a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Every eligible seventh grade student who successfully completes one of the five selected edX courses will secure a semi-finalist position in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program.

Jan 09, 2015 03:27 PM

Statement from Executive Director Harold O. Levy on White House Community College Announcement

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation issues the following statement in response to the White House's announcement of the America’s College Promise proposal for tuition-free community college education.

Dec 04, 2014 09:28 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar Chionque Mines Introduces President of the United States Barack Obama

At the White House College Opportunity Summit today President Barack Obama will be introduced by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar Chionque Mines, who will share her moving account of overcoming family challenges while growing up in a violence- and drug-stricken neighborhood in Philadelphia.

Dec 04, 2014 06:00 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Commits $14 Million in Scholarships and Creating New Technology Tools at White House College Opportunity Summit

Building on a dozen years of success in increasing access to college for high-achieving, low-income students, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today at the White House Summit on College Opportunity committed to do even more.

Oct 30, 2014 07:41 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Supports Initiative to Help High-Achieving, Low- and Moderate- Income Students Get to Colleges

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation supports the Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative to increase the number of high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students who apply to and graduate from top colleges and universities.

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