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Graduate Arts Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently engaged in a strategic planning process, out of which the Board of Directors determined that the Foundation’s primary objective shall be focused on college access and success for exceptional students with financial need. Concurrently, it determined that greater progress could be made toward this objective with more concentrated focus of resources. As a result, the Board of Directors decided to reduce the number of scholarships the Foundation offers by ending two graduate scholarship programs – the Graduate Arts Award and the Dissertation Fellowship. The last cohort for each program was selected in the spring 2014.

The Foundation will continue to grow and improve its core scholarship programs, which are open to external applicants: the Young Scholars Program, the College Scholarship Program, and the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Continuing Graduate Scholarship Program continues for existing Jack Kent Cooke Scholars.

We wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to those who have helped and supported these successful programs, especially our Scholars, campus faculty representatives, scholarship reviewers and readers, and those who were instrumental with increasing awareness of these programs.

The Foundation’s decision will not affect any current Scholars or Fellows who have already received a graduate scholarship from us.


Many of your questions will be answered in the Graduate Arts Award FAQs. Read FAQs.