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Apr 25, 2017 11:27 AM

Cooke Foundation Announces Five Finalists for $1 Million Prize

Five universities – Brown University; Rice University; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – are finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.

Apr 21, 2017 12:40 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards 55 Top Community College Students Transfer Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships worth up to $40,000 annually to 55 outstanding community college students with financial need from 19 states who are transferring to four-year colleges and universities.

Apr 17, 2017 02:22 PM

BEAM Receives $1 Million Cooke Foundation Talent Development Award

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) – a program that provides advanced math instruction to low-income students in New York City to prepare them for college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – is expanding to Los Angeles with a $1 million grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants

The Cooke Foundation has awarded $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to eight nonprofit organizations to support academic and arts enrichment programs for over 700 K-12 students in Northern Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.

Feb 16, 2017 11:00 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards $350,000 in Academic Grants

These grants will help provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C.

Feb 07, 2017 11:00 AM

Application Period Opens for Nation’s Largest Pre-College Scholarship

Outstanding 7th grade students with financial need can apply from now until April 5 for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, which is the largest high school scholarship and educational support program in the United States.

Jan 25, 2017 09:52 AM

Semifinalists for Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Announced

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 628 outstanding high school seniors with financial need as semifinalists for its College Scholarship, which provides recipients with up to $40,000 annually for four years to enable them to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S. It is the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation.

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.

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