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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.

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