The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.
Young Scholars Program
Offers the most personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising students from families across the nation who have financial need.
College Scholarship Program
An undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.
Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
A highly-selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges or universities.
Remembering Dr. Matthew J. Quinn
We were saddened to hear this weekend of the passing of Dr. Matthew Quinn, who served as our founding executive director for more than a decade. Dr. Quinn transformed Mr. Cooke’s vision into a roadmap that guides our work even today. We have been able to cultivate our vibrant community of Cooke Scholars due largely to his contributions, and his legacy has endured beyond his tenure in both the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Quinn Youth Leadership Award. It also lives on in the support we provide each year to every student impacted by our work.
"In 2012, if somebody would say to me that I would be a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, that I would go to an Ivy League school with a full scholarship, that I would graduate at the top of my Community College and give a speech in front of 7,500 people, I would say that must be a good joke," Sagar said.
Our new report highlights how community college transfer students succeed at elite institutions. College affordability and educational equity are also popular topics this week.
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