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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.

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