Young Scholars Program

The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-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.

William Tarpeh

“I have a really central belief that potential is universal, but opportunity is not.”

William Tarpeh
Cooke Scholar
William Tarpeh

William Tarpeh

William Tarpeh, a Cooke Young Scholar and College Scholar, has made it his mission to help solve major world sanitation problems.
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 application for the 2019 Cooke Young Scholars Program has closed. Scholarship semifinalists will be notified in May.

If you have any questions regarding your application status, please email scholarships@jkcf.org. If you are having technical difficulties with the application system, we will continue to work with you after the deadline passes to resolve your issues.