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Minimum Eligibility

To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship, at a minimum, a candidate must:

  • Be a graduating Cooke Scholar (completing undergraduate studies during the 2017-18 academic year) or recent alumnus (within the last three years*),
  • Have demonstrated high academic achievement,
  • Plan to attend their first graduate degree program to begin studies in fall 2018,
  • Apply for all financial aid available from institution, federal, and state sources, and
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need

If you have questions about your eligibility, please first review the FAQs. If you need further information, please contact us at

The Cooke Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, or national origin. Foundation staff, board members, and their families are not eligible to apply.


*See FAQs for exceptions to the "last three years" rule and for guidance for scholars pursuing blended undergraduate/graduate programs.

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