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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.

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