Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.