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Sep 01, 2017 09:30 AM

Grant Opportunities Available for Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Students in the DMV Area

Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for its 2018 Good Neighbor Grant program, which offers grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to support education-focused nonprofits serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Aug 24, 2017 12:00 PM

Major Scholarships Now Available to Help Community College Students Transfer to Four-Year Schools

Today, the Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the largest private scholarship in the United States for community college transfer students. Exceptional community college students with financial need and plans to transfer to a four-year college or university have until noon ET on October 24 to apply for a prestigious Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which is worth up to $40,000 per year.

Aug 17, 2017 09:05 AM

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

Unlike their more affluent peers, nearly one-in-four low-income students apply to college without the support of a parent or counselor; nearly half never visited their top choice school


UNC-Chapel Hill Wins $1 Million Cooke Prize

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received the $1 million 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, the largest award in the nation recognizing a college or university for its success in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation.

Jun 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Report Finds Flagship Universities Becoming Instruments of Social Stratification

State flagship universities are facing an identity crisis. Will they continue a historic dedication to economic equity, or will they become instruments of social stratification?

Jun 12, 2017 01:00 PM

Cooke Foundation Awards $855,000 in Grants to Benefit Low-Income Rural Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $855,000 to academic enrichment programs serving low-income rural students in elementary and secondary schools in North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi and Virginia.


Cooke Foundation announces 2017 Class of College Scholars from 28 States

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which awards the largest scholarships in the United States to outstanding students with financial need, has selected 80 high school students from 28 states and the District of Columbia to receive Cooke College Scholarships that are each worth up to $40,000 annually for four years.

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.

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