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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).

Mar 09, 2015 06:00 AM

Cooke Foundation Vice President to Become President of Gateway to College National Network

After a decade at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Vice President of Programs Emily Froimson is leaving to serve as president of the Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN).

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.

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