Young Scholars Program

The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective 5-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.

Neveen Mahmoud

After serving as CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises for several years, Neveen cofounded The Young Vets, a social impact startup that works with underserved student-athletes, in 2013.

Neveen Mahmoud
Cooke Scholar
Neveen Mahmoud

Neveen Mahmoud

Neveen Mahmoud, a member of one of the first cohorts of Cooke Scholars, has always been looking for ways to reinvest her education in others.
98% Enroll
in a four-year college or university
79% Earned
4 or 5 on AP Tests
78% attend
A most or highly competitive college or university

Program Experience

Educational advisers support Young Scholars to maximize high school experiences and to go on to thrive at the nation’s top-performing colleges. Our programming and support may include:

  • Identifying an appropriately rigorous high school.
  • Engaging in four-year planning and goal-setting.
  • Funding for academic and extracurricular opportunities, such as music and art lessons, supplemental academic classes and technology.
  • Annual summer programs, including two required Young Scholar programs.
  • Year-round Young Scholars community programming.
  • Networking opportunities with a high-achieving peer community.

 

Contact Us

The 2019 Cooke Young Scholars Program application opens on January 14, 2019. Please contact us regarding your application at (800) 941-3300 or email scholarships@jkcf.org.

The deadline for the Young Scholars Program application is March 14, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon) EST. All application materials and recommendations must be submitted by the deadline for the application to be considered.