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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.

Sep 30, 2016 12:28 PM

Cooke Foundation Seeks Applicants for $40,000 College Scholarship

High-achieving high school seniors should apply now for the nation's most generous college scholarship program. The application is open until Nov. 30, 2016.


New School District and State Commitments Could Change Narrative for Underserved Students

Today, 75 school district, state, and federal officials convened to announce new partnerships and commitments, and to discuss and celebrate ground-breaking results. Local and state superintendents were recognized by White House Cabinet Secretary and My Brother's Keeper Taskforce Chair Broderick Johnson at the dinner celebration, hosted by Equal Opportunity Schools and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.​

Sep 15, 2016 11:52 AM

Grant Applications Sought from Education Nonprofits in DC Area

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is taking applications for Good Neighbor Grants, ranging from $10,000 to $35,000, from nonprofit organizations that operate programs serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

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