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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.

Oct 29, 2014 03:07 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Good Neighbor Grant Program Accepting Proposals

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the largest scholarship foundation in the country, invites proposals from nonprofit organizations in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area that help high-potential students with financial need make academic gains through enrichment, rigor, critical thinking, and creativity for its Good Neighbor Grant Program.

Oct 07, 2014 09:00 AM

Largest Scholarship in the Nation for Community College Students Now Accepting Applications

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the largest private scholarship in the country for community college transfer students.

Oct 06, 2014 09:37 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Receives College Advising Corps' Inaugural Investor Impact Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship foundation, has been selected as the first-ever recipient of the College Advising Corps Investor Impact Award.

Sep 30, 2014 10:57 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Launch STEM Excellence and Literacy Program

Over the next three years, 330 high-ability, low-income middle school students living in rural, under-resourced school districts in Iowa will participate in a rigorous after school math and science enrichment program, thanks to a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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