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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
Stephani Calderon

"I was originally born in Mexico and I came to the US when I was three years old," Stephani said. "I always kind of had that appeal for learning about different cultures."

Stephani Calderon
Cooke Scholar
Stephani Calderon

Stephani Calderon

"I have a huge interest in policy and change," Stephani said, "Making a difference and making an impact has always been a great interest to me and that's what drives me every day."