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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.

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