Outreach Partners

The Cooke Foundation collaborates with partner organizations to conduct outreach and application support for the Young Scholars Program. It is not a requirement for applicants to join one of these programs to be eligible. We encourage those who are interested or already participating in one of these programs to contact them for additional information and support when applying.

AVID Center

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AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit organization that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. To close the opportunity gap, AVID trains 85,000 educators annually so they can prepare all students for college, career, and life. More than 7,500 schools rely on AVID to transform the lives of more than 2 million students each year.

Contact: Cindy Ayala, cayala@avid.org , (858) 633-0077

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Johns Hopkins University has more than 40 years of experience through its Center for Talented Youth (CTY) nurturing and supporting advanced young learners. CTY has served more than a million students worldwide in face-to-face and online courses, providing both acceleration and enrichment.

Contact: jkcinfo@jhu.edu

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Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University is dedicated to helping academically talented students, age 3 through grade 12, reach full potential. We provide research-based assessment, advanced programs, and resources to enhance a child’s schooling, including year-round enrichment and accelerated courses, consulting for families, and a variety of workshops for parents.

Contact: tammie-stewart@northwestern.edu

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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding your application status, please email scholarships@jkcf.org.