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.
"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.
EdWeek Research Center recently published their report, "High-Achieving, Low-Income Graduates in a Pandemic." Read the report now to see the results of their survey of 1,500 high school students and how they were impacted by the pandemic.
NPEA and the Cooke Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Awards for Excellence in Educational Access, recognizing leadership in equity among NPEA member programs AND schools! Member schools and programs may self-nominate.