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Our Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.

The Cooke Foundation stands with our Black Scholars, Alumni, Families, Staff, and entire diverse community to condemn systemic racism. Black Lives Matter. We are committed to fighting educational and economic inequalities.

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.

$200 Million
Awarded in Scholarships
2,700 Cooke Scholars
Current Scholars and Alumni
$110 Million
Awarded in Grants
Emily Hedin

Emily, Jesús Valencia, and two others co-founded a nonprofit community organization, Building Dignity, with the vision of supporting neighborhood development by empowering local leaders. It now has four full-time staff members and a network of more than 90 volunteers.

Emily Hedin
Cooke Scholar
Emily Hedin

Emily Hedin

Emily Hedin (Cooke Graduate Scholar ’09) is recognized as a 2017 Matthew J. Quinn Prize recipient for her exceptional leadership of Building Dignity, a nonprofit in Lima, Peru.