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 (Advancement Via Individual Determination) believes every student can live a life of possibility. They partner with K–12 educators to create thriving learning cultures that positively impact every student’s learning and readiness to succeed. Their schoolwide approach to teaching and learning activates the agency of teachers and students, surrounds them with a supportive community, and illuminates future opportunities. When implemented with fidelity, AVID creates an environment where high achievement is expected of all students—and all are equipped with the skills they need to successfully pursue postsecondary endeavors—whether career, training, the military, or college.
Contact: Cindy Ayala, firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com , (410) 735-6277
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.
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If you have any questions regarding your application status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.