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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.

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

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.

$190 Million
Awarded in Scholarships
2,500 Cooke Scholars
Current Scholars and Alumni
$100 Million
Awarded in Grants
Chionque Mines

During her high school summers as a Young Scholar, Chionque developed her passion for helping others through two enrollments in CivicWeek, the Foundation’s service learning program.

Chionque Mines
Cooke Scholar
Chionque Mines

Chionque Mines

Chionque continues to pursue her interest in the health services field and today is a Cooke College Scholar majoring in medical sociology and minoring in women, gender and sexuality studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She has thrived at Goucher in and out of the classroom, not only as a strong student, but also as a leader in the college’s community. Prior to studying abroad in Queensland, Australia, her junior year, Chionque served as the president of the Black Student Union and as a community assistant supporting resident advisers to help new students get better acquainted with Goucher College and the resources it has to offer.