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Jun 07, 2018 09:03 AM

Pioneering Scholarship Organization Selects Education Leader as Next Executive Director

Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili brings decades of experience as a cross-sector education executive to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; will lead organization’s work in support of exceptional, high-achieving students.​

Apr 26, 2018 11:00 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Awards $250,000 to 12 DC Area Nonprofits

Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the 12 nonprofit organizations from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC that will receive a total of $250,000 from its annual Good Neighbor Grants program. This is the largest amount that the foundation has ever awarded in the six-year history of the Good Neighbor Grants program.

Apr 10, 2018 11:00 AM

Outstanding Community College Students Awarded $40,000 Transfer Scholarship

Announcing this year's 47 recipients of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Each will receive up to $40,000 annually to complete their bachelor’s degree, along with comprehensive educational advising.

Apr 03, 2018 11:00 AM

Exceptional High School Seniors Awarded $40,000 College Scholarship

This year, 106 high school students have been awarded Cooke College Scholarships, which provide up to $40,000 annually to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Mar 20, 2018 09:20 AM

State Report Card Shows Most States Struggle to Support High-Achieving Students with Financial Need

Despite small signs of progress, state policies nationwide continue to fail to support the needs of high-ability students with financial need, according to a new report released today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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.

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