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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.

 
Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM

Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced that it is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, through November 14. Students selected as Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year for four years of study, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

 
Sep 01, 2017 09:30 AM

Grant Opportunities Available for Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Students in the DMV Area

Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for its 2018 Good Neighbor Grant program, which offers grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to support education-focused nonprofits serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

 
Aug 24, 2017 12:00 PM

Major Scholarships Now Available to Help Community College Students Transfer to Four-Year Schools

Today, the Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the largest private scholarship in the United States for community college transfer students. Exceptional community college students with financial need and plans to transfer to a four-year college or university have until noon ET on October 24 to apply for a prestigious Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is worth up to $40,000 per year.

 
Aug 17, 2017 09:05 AM

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

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

 

UNC-Chapel Hill Wins $1 Million Cooke Prize

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.

 
Jun 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Report Finds Flagship Universities Becoming Instruments of Social Stratification

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?

 
Jun 12, 2017 01:00 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards $855,000 in Grants to Benefit Low-Income Rural Students

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.

 

Cooke Foundation announces 2017 Class of College Scholars from 28 States

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.

 
Apr 25, 2017 11:27 AM

Cooke Foundation Announces Five Finalists for $1 Million Prize

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.

 
Apr 21, 2017 12:40 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards 55 Top Community College Students Transfer Scholarships

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.

 
Apr 17, 2017 02:22 PM

BEAM Receives $1 Million Cooke Foundation Talent Development Award

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.

 
Mar 23, 2017 12:00 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants

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.

 
Feb 16, 2017 11:00 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards $350,000 in Academic Grants

These grants will help provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C.

 
Feb 07, 2017 11:00 AM

Application Period Opens for Nation’s Largest Pre-College Scholarship

Outstanding 7th grade students with financial need can apply from now until April 5 for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, which is the largest high school scholarship and educational support program in the United States.

 
Jan 25, 2017 09:52 AM

Semifinalists for Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Announced

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 628 outstanding high school seniors with financial need as semifinalists for its College Scholarship, which provides recipients with up to $40,000 annually for four years to enable them to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S. It is the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation.

 
Jan 12, 2017 11:40 AM

Semifinalists for Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship Announced

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 597 top community college students from across the nation as semifinalists to compete for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive scholarship will provide up to 60 low-income students with as much as $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities.

 

Teachers College to Pilot Online College Advising Program Designed to Train Professionals in College Selection

Funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the new program will improve the competence of high school counselors, college advisors, teachers, librarians, school paraprofessionals, and the staff of community-based organizations to help increase college opportunities for underserved high school students​

 

Report Commemorates 16 Years of Scholarships, Grants, and Research

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today published a report summarizing its first 16 years of operation. The report details how the foundation has provided over $152 million in scholarship assistance to nearly 2,200 high-achieving students from low-income families and over $90 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.

 
Sep 30, 2016 12:28 PM

Cooke Foundation Seeks Applicants for $40,000 College Scholarship

High-achieving high school seniors should apply now for the nation's most generous college scholarship program. The application is open until Nov. 30, 2016.

 

New School District and State Commitments Could Change Narrative for Underserved Students

Today, 75 school district, state, and federal officials convened to announce new partnerships and commitments, and to discuss and celebrate ground-breaking results. Local and state superintendents were recognized by White House Cabinet Secretary and My Brother's Keeper Taskforce Chair Broderick Johnson at the dinner celebration, hosted by Equal Opportunity Schools and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.​

 
Sep 15, 2016 11:52 AM

Grant Applications Sought from Education Nonprofits in DC Area

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is taking applications for Good Neighbor Grants, ranging from $10,000 to $35,000, from nonprofit organizations that operate programs serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

 
Aug 25, 2016 10:26 AM

Students Can Apply for Largest Community College Transfer Scholarship

Outstanding community college students with financial need should apply for this scholarship worth up to $40,000 per year to complete a bachelor's degree.

 
Aug 02, 2016 02:00 PM

Innovative Leadership Efforts Earn 3 Cooke Scholars a Total of $15,000

Announcing the three Cooke Scholars whose dedicated and ambitious community projects earned them the 2016 Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award.

 
Jun 24, 2016 11:10 AM

Cooke Foundation Recommends Actions Top Colleges Should Take To Increase Enrollment of Low-Income Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released an issue brief recommending actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity by enrolling greater numbers of academically qualified low-income students.

 
Jun 23, 2016 01:14 PM

Statement by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy on Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious affirmative action, it’s critically important that colleges and universities across our nation work to also increase economic diversity on their campuses to open their doors wider to more low-income students of all races.

 
Jun 21, 2016 05:04 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Awards Scholarships to 75 Community College Students to Attend Four-Year Colleges

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 75 outstanding community college students with financial need from 21 states who are transferring to four-year colleges.

 
Jun 15, 2016 02:03 PM

Introducing the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's 85 New College Scholars

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded college scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 85 high school students from 27 states who have extraordinary academic records and financial need.

 
May 15, 2016 01:00 PM

Amherst College Gets $1 Million Cooke Prize for Admitting, Supporting and Graduating Outstanding Low-Income Students

Amherst College in Massachusetts is the 2016 recipient of a $1 million prize awarded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to a selective college or university with an excellent record of admitting, supporting and graduating outstanding low-income students, Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy said today.

 

Cooke Foundation Awards $150,000 in Grants to Programs in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced $150,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to seven nonprofit organizations that provide academic and arts enrichment programs serving more than 3,600 students in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The one-time grants range from $10,000 to $35,000 each.​

 

Five Colleges & Universities Named Finalists for $1 Million Cooke Prize

Five colleges and universities are finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, which goes to a selective college or university with an excellent record of admitting, supporting and graduating outstanding low-income students. The finalists are: Amherst College in Massachusetts; Davidson College in North Carolina; Pomona College in California; Rice University in Texas; and Stanford University in California.

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Welcomes Education Department Report on Increasing Number of Low-Income Students in College

“The Department of Education has taken an important step by drawing attention to the need to lower barriers to college admission for academically qualified low-income students,” Executive Director Harold O. Levy said. “Doing this will benefit not just the students themselves, but our nation as a whole. If ever there was a bipartisan issue, this is it.”

 
Mar 15, 2016 03:00 PM

Illinois Chosen To Close Equity Gaps in Top Courses, Maryland Selected & Commits for 2017 Launch

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois Superintendent of Education Tony Smith are erasing a dividing line over racial and income inequity in high school AP & IB courses. The State of Illinois will become the first state in the US to partner with the Lead Higher Initiative in a statewide challenge to close equity gaps for lower income students and students of color in its high schools' most rigorous courses.

 
Feb 25, 2016 01:54 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and CLASS Coalition Host Second “Closing the Excellence Gap” Summit

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and the CLASS Coalition, an association of principals from top-performing STEM and magnet high schools, kicked off the second annual “Closing the Excellence Gap” summit in Washington, D.C. today.

 

Top 7th Grade Students with Financial Need Can Apply for Cooke Foundation Scholarships

Outstanding 7th grade students with financial need can apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, which provides many benefits and can lead to the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious college scholarship.

 

Cooke Foundation Report : Top Colleges Should Create Admissions Preference to Help Low-Income Students Overcome Barriers

America's top colleges and universities should institute an admissions preference for low-income students because such students – even when they are high-achievers academically – now face unjustified barriers and make up a mere 3 percent of enrollment at the elite schools, according to a landmark report issued today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

 

Qualified 7th Graders Can Earn Special Consideration for Cooke Scholarships by Completing An edX Online College Course

Outstanding 7th grade students from families with financial need can earn special consideration for a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship if they complete a free college class offered by online course provider edX, the two nonprofit organizations announced today.

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Applauds New K-12 Education Law

A statement from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold Levy following the announcement that President Obama has signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

 

Application Period Opens for Largest Scholarship for High-Achieving Community College Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the nation’s largest private scholarship for high-achieving community college students from low-income backgrounds who seek to transfer to a selective four-year institution. Cooke Scholars will receive up to $40,000 per year for up to three years of study at any four-year accredited college or university.

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Invites Proposals for its 2016 Good Neighbor Grants

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened its Good Neighbor Grant program and 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.​

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Highlights ESEA Proposals Critical to Low-Income, High-Achieving Students

Executive Director Harold Levy today issued a statement urging Congress to maintain key provisions affecting the success of low-income, high-achieving students in the final Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization legislation.

 

Application Period Begins for Nation's Largest Undergraduate Scholarship for High-Achieving, Low-Income High School Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Students selected as Cooke Scholars will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees. Cooke scholarships are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.

 

Cooke Foundation Recognizes Three Scholars for Outstanding Contributions to Their Communities

For their outstanding contributions to the communities in which they live, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar alumnus Chat Travieso has been awarded this year’s $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize. In addition, Cooke Young Scholars Agata Bykovtsev and Sarah Sahibousidq have each been awarded a $2,500 Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award.

 
Jul 28, 2015 06:00 AM

Cooke Executive Director to Nation’s Governors: Excellence Gap Threatens Nation’s Health

Speaking before the National Governors’ Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee during the NGA’s 2015 Summer Meeting on Saturday, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold Levy warned the nation’s governors of the threat the Excellence Gap poses to the strength of the American workforce.

 
Jul 23, 2015 06:00 AM

Four Cooke Scholars Participate in White House’s Beating the Odds Summit

Rising Cooke College Scholars Dawit Gebre and Emily Janis will join 130 college-bound, high school graduates from across the country today for a special event at the White House. Two of the event's sessions will be facilitated by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation staff, and one will feature current Cooke College Scholars Myles McMurchy, a student at Dartmouth College, and Merilin Castillo, a student at Harvard University.

 
Jul 22, 2015 06:00 AM

Cooke Foundation Awards $100,000 to the Society for Science & the Public to Close the Excellence Gap in Science

Low-income students often lack the guidance and support needed to submit successful entries to scientific research competitions, a critical milestone for students intending to pursue careers in STEM disciplines. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is piloting a new program to recruit teachers, counselors, and scientists to become advocates for these students and help close the Excellence Gap.

 
Jul 08, 2015 06:00 AM

Cooke Foundation Awards Inaugural Oxford Scholarship

In partnership with Lincoln College at the University of Oxford, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has established a new annual graduate scholarship and names today the first ever Jack Kent Cooke Oxford Scholar. ​

 
Jul 07, 2015 06:00 AM

Cooke Foundation Awards 39 Graduate Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announces the 39 recipients of its 2015 Graduate Scholarships. Selected for their academic achievements, unmet financial need, and demonstrated leadership and engagement in their communities, these outstanding Cooke Scholars will receive up to $50,000 per year for up to four years to pursue graduate degrees at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world.​

 
Jun 01, 2015 04:36 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards 90 Scholarships to Exceptionally Gifted Community College Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces today 90 recipients of its 2015 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is the largest private scholarship for students transferring from two-year community colleges to four-year baccalaureate institutions in the country.

 
May 29, 2015 05:07 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards 94 New Recipients the Nation's Most Generous College Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces its 2015 class of College Scholars, 94 of the brightest and most promising high school seniors from across the country who have unmet financial need.

 
May 11, 2015 06:00 AM

Cooke Foundation Partners with College Greenlight to Expand Reach to Thousands of Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has a new partnership with College Greenlight enabling it to reach thousands of low-income students across the country to make them aware that they are eligible for the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious scholarships.

 
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 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).

 
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.

 
Aug 28, 2014 01:42 PM

Three Opportunities to Learn More about the College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites potential applicants for the College Scholarship Program, parents of potential applicants, and educators who may know a student eligible for the scholarship to participate in any of three opportunities to learn more about the program.

 
Aug 04, 2014 11:11 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announces New Executive Director Harold O. Levy

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce that Harold O. Levy has been named Executive Director. Levy will lead the Foundation’s efforts to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Levy is a highly seasoned executive with strong leadership experience in the education sector, including serving as the New York City Schools Chancellor.

 
Apr 10, 2014 04:07 PM

Ed Trust Study Highlights Effects of the "Excellence Gap"

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to support The Education Trust’s recent research, “Falling Out of the Lead: Following High Achievers Through High School and Beyond.”

 
Feb 04, 2014 09:11 AM

Foundation Opens Young Scholars Program Application for Exceptionally Promising 7th Graders

Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program Application Available Until March 20, 2014

 
Jan 16, 2014 02:25 PM

Foundation Comments About White House Initiative To Improve College Access for Low-Income Students

Statement by Vice President of Programs Emily Froimson

 
Oct 02, 2013 09:00 AM

Graduate Arts Award Application Now Open for Promising Artists with Financial Need

Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the opening of its Graduate Arts Award application. The Graduate Arts Award recognizes and rewards America’s up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to attend an accredited graduate institution in the U.S. or abroad.

 
Sep 13, 2013 09:00 AM

Generous Transfer Scholarship Opens Nationwide for Community College Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation launched its application for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the largest private scholarship in the nation for community college transfer students. This scholarship provides up to $30,000 per year for up to 75 students from a nationwide applicant pool who plan to transfer to top four-year colleges or universities next fall.

 
Sep 03, 2013 09:00 AM

New College Scholarship Opens for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Nationwide

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation opened a new college scholarship for high-achieving, lower-income high school seniors who seek to attend the country’s best four-year colleges and universities. In what is expected to be an extremely competitive scholarship, as many as 40 recipients will be awarded up to $30,000 each year for tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees. The application is open through November 5, 2013. Final notification will be made in February 2014.

 
 
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