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Applications including all supplemental information are due October 31, 2016.


Before submitting completed application materials to the Cooke Foundation, applicants should ensure that they meet all eligibility and submittal requirements (see FAQs for more information). Applicants should follow directions carefully and complete all appropriate application sections.  

  • You may monitor your application’s status on your dashboard. The application cannot be submitted until each section is 100 percent complete.*
  • Resume, tax documents, and transcripts must be uploaded to the online application.  See the FAQs for more information about these uploads.


Submit completed application materials to the Cooke Foundation by October 31, 2016.

  1. Online application including:
    • Resume/CV
    • Official college transcript - must include the spring 2016 semester, if enrolled
    • 2015 U.S. Income Tax Return and supporting tax documents – uploaded to the online application
  2. Online Recommendation Form (not required of applicants to the Cooke International Awards at Oxford and Cambridge)


If you need assistance, email us at or call 800-846-9025. We are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Eastern Time, excluding weekends and holidays.

*Scholars applying for the Cooke International Awards at Oxford and Cambridge have additional requirements. Please see the FAQs for more details.

All applications and supporting materials become the property of the Cooke Foundation and, as such, will not be returned. By submitting an application, the applicant accepts the conditions stated on this website.

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