Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announces Semifinalists for Prestigious Cooke College Scholarship Program Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Lansdowne, VA (January 25, 2021) – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced, today, the selection of 496 high school seniors as semifinalists for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship Program. This highly selective scholarship provides exceptionally talented students who have financial need with up to $40,000 annually for four years of college, to enable them to attend a top-performing college or university.

The semifinalists were chosen from a pool of 5,860 applicants and represent 428 different high schools. Every year, around 60 students are chosen for the scholarship. The 2021 Cooke College Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.

“These semifinalists embody determination and resilience as they navigate finishing high school during one of the most difficult and unprecedented times in American history,” said Executive Director Seppy Basili. “In the midst of these challenging times, we remain deeply committed to ensuring that students have the opportunity to access an education and reach their fullest potential. I am honored to recognize these students for their hard work and achievements.” 

Students applied from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. A list of the semifinalists can be found below. 

Cooke College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, and leadership. Students must be current high school seniors residing in the United States. Scholarships are awarded without respect to religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, geographic region, race, or ethnicity.

Learn more about the College Scholarship Program here and sign up to be notified when next year’s application opens. 



Erica Hughes – Fort Payne High School
Anna Peeples – Alabama School of Mathematics and Science


Alexis Aguirre – Tucson Magnet High School
Sama Allam – Tempe Preparatory Academy
Ashlee Diggles – University High School
Merlin D’souza – Casa Grande Union High School
Nicole Lee – University High School
Carla Nez – Monument Valley High School
Karla Ramos Gonzalez – North High School
Pratik Shah – Mountain View High School
Evamaria Tanori Contreras – University High School
Alayna Ziglin – Basis Ahwatukee


Jesus Ballesteros – Rogers New Technology High School
Anna Hampton – Rogers Heritage High School
Gyuheon Oh – Cabot High School
Elijah Owens – Southside High School


Jennifer Adinna – Chaffey High School
Sal Amezcua Hernandez – San Juan Hills High School
Katherine Arriola – Animo Venice Charter High School
Mara Bravo-Santos – El Cerrito High School
Juan Briseno – Saddleback High School
Kimberly Cardenas – De Anza High School
Cat Cespedes – Bell High School
Hannah Cha – Cleveland High School
Yuliana Chavez – El Rancho High School
Marisol Chavez – Alliance Heritage College-Ready Academy High School
Jason Chen – Lowell High School
Gael Colmenares – Southwest High School
Justin Dominic – Loyola High School
Anthony Flores-Alvarez – Manual Arts Senior High School
Jhovani Gallardo Moreno – Arvin High School
Jessica Gao – Ruben S Ayala High School
Venezia Garza – Orange County High School of the Arts
Danie Hernandez – Maywood Center for Enriched Studies
Thang Ho – Crawford High School
Habib Jaffer – Tahquitz High School
Saw Kay – E3 Civic High
Joseph Kim – Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
Hannah Kim – Summit Public School K2
Brendan Lan – Ripon High School
Kyle Li – Arcadia High School
Monica Lopez – Everett Alvarez High School
Brayan Lopez Llamas – Cathedral City High School
Edwyn Lozano – University Pathways Medical Magnet Academy
Oscar Martinez – Valley High School
Alisson Moreno Rivas – Manual Arts Senior High School
Kenny Ng – Washington High School
Kenneth Nguyen – Gretchen Whitney High School
Giannka Picache – California Academy of Mathematics and Science
Fabio Quezada – Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School
Jed Quiaoit – Rancho Buena Vista High School
Erick Ramirez – Woodrow Wilson High School
Greg Serrano Arevalo – Everett Alvarez High School
Natalia Serrano-Chavez – John C Fremont High School
Erick Torres – North Salinas High School
Adriana Torres Ceja – Desert Mirage High School
Vina Tran – Lawndale High School
Audrey Vargas – Sweetwater High School
Valentina Vicarel – Wish Academy High School
Daisa Watkins – City Arts and Technology High School
Jessi Yu – Lowell High School
Marcus Zimmerman – Ulysses S Grant High School


Jessica Aggrey – Green Valley Ranch High School – DSST
Mahima Chiles – William J Palmer High School
Ximena Garcia – Basalt High School
Kimberly Guevara – Strive Prep Rise High School
Gashon Hussein – Smoky Hill High School
Amna Khamosh – Thornton High School
Ruth Woldemedhine – Regis Jesuit High School: Girls Division
Matthew Yohanes – Rangeview High School


Lesly Catota Lopez – Amistad Academy Charter High School
Jessica Hay – Ridgefield High School
Abby Macenat – J. M. Wright Technical School
Natalia Padilla Castellanos – Wilbur Cross Comprehensive High School
Jade Siqueira – New Britain High School


Guadalupe Castaneda-Hernandez – Newark High School
Emily Chmiel – Charter School of Wilmington
ACora Hickson – Charter School of Wilmington


Momona Hadish – District of Columbia International School
Jordyn Middleton – Benjamin Banneker Academic High School


Sophia Abolfathi – Deland High School
Sascha Agenor – MAST at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
Yumna Ahmed – Mater Lakes Academy High School
Nakia Alexander – School for Advanced Studies – Wolfson
Mishel Almaleh – South Broward High School
Isa Alvarado – Coral Reef Senior High School
Seif Alyosef – Freedom High School
Ash Anders – South Sumter High School
Malaica Ashley – Lincoln Park Academy
Midechelle Avril – Miami Lakes Educational Center
Kate Barnes – Seminole High School
Lorena Britton – East Lake High School
Giuliana Cabrera – Archimedean Upper Conservatory
Helen Cala Guerra – Sarasota High School
Caio Carcaioli Bonin – Freedom High School
Brett Cardenas – International Studies Charter High School
Shaniqua Clair Hodgson – School for Advanced Studies – North
Darrel Creary – Atlantic Community High School
Kieu Dao – Cape Coral High School
Sharon Florez – Coral Gables Senior High School
Jacob Freyre – Miramar High School
Mia Ginsberg – Gulf Coast High School
Melanie Gonzalez – TERRA Environmental Research Institute
Carmen Granell – School for Advanced Studies – Wolfson
Miguel Graupera – Coral Reef Senior High School
Aya Hamza – Coral Gables Senior High School
Kaycee Hoelzel – Park Vista Community High School
Jana Hulsey – Lake Wales High School
Fatima Jalloh – Paxon School for Advanced Studies
Nick Jimenez – William R Boone High School
Precious Johnson – Atlantic High School
Shams Khurram – Lake Worth Community High School
Vincent Li Ruan – Atlantic Community High School
Nicksie Lordeus – Lorenzo Walker Technical High School
Jasmine Mace – MAST at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
Diego Maglione – South Broward High School
Imani Myers – Olympia High School
Suhaah Nadir – Cypress Creek High School
Dalila Oliva – School for Advanced Studies – Wolfson
Julia Pak – Gainesville High School
Aashvi Patel – Melbourne High School
Lily Pham – Evans High School
Cindy Ren – Hillsborough High School
Andres Rincon – Coral Reef Senior High School
Rosy Rodriguez – Lake Nona High School
Laura Sandoval – MAST at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
Oscar Serra – School for Advanced Studies – North
Bryce Springfield – Boca Ciega Senior High School
Angelica Stewart – Evans High School
Amanda Suarez – Hialeah Gardens High School
Aidan Taylor – Alexander W Dreyfoos School Of The Arts
Jonas Terleckas – Doral Academy Charter High School
Gianni Tipan – Mater Lakes Academy High School
Jenny Tran – Colonial High School
Nick Vela – Taravella J P High School
Andrea Velazquez – South Broward High School
Kelsie Williams – Ocoee High School
Eric Zhong – Cypress Bay High School


George Adae-Mensah – Archer High School
Grace Ahn – Mill Creek High School
Swetha Ananth – John S Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
Khandaker Aqib – Mill Creek High School
Anita Bassey – Paulding County High School
Kenneth Black Jr. – Carver Early College
Maria Castillo Carvajal – Druid Hills High School
Eunice Chon – Howard High School
Daniella Clayborn – Alpharetta High School
Rosa Figueroa – Johnson High School
Sierra Frisbee – Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology
Katie Garcia – Kings Ridge Christian School
Taylor Hall – Atlanta Girls’ School
Primera Hour – Discovery High School
Daisy Jimenez – Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School
Lauren Kraft – Evans High School
Belinda Kumi – Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
Donangelo Marshall – Gainesville High School
Talyn McCumber – Southland Academy
Kennedy Odiboh – Shiloh High School
Ayo Ogunsanya – McDonough High School
Kristy Pham – Elite Scholars Academy Charter School
Maria Ramirez – Mount Zion High School
Moh Suufi – Peachtree Ridge High School
Abram Toledo – Berkmar High School
Nina Velasco – Etowah High School
Amaree Walker – Central Gwinnett High School
Grace Yan – Walton High School
Sammi Zhu – Douglas County High School


Lela DeVine – Waiakea High School
Joshua Park – Iolani School


Callia Thornton – Coeur d’Alene Senior High School


Deborah Adeboye – Nicholas Senn High School
Layth Alkhani – Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
Natalia Bautista – George Westinghouse High School
Eric Bebenov – Bolingbrook High School
Lola Fratto – Lincoln Park High School
Olivia Han – Adlai E Stevenson High School
Owais Ibrahim – Chicago Mathematics and Science Academy
Edward Kang – Adlai E Stevenson High School
Iman Khater – Oak Lawn Community High School
Roaa Marei – East Leyden High School
Natalia Masnica – Lincoln Park High School
Ashanti Matthews – Thornton Township High School
Juan Renteria – Walter Payton College Preparatory High School
Magali Romero Lopez – Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy
Alejandro Sanchez – Ogden International School of Chicago
Diana Solis – J S Morton High School East


Karla Dominguez Omaña – North High School
Coby Garcia – Roncalli High School
Nicky Goh – Bloomington High School South
Karla Guerra – Ben Davis High School
Wigdan Hissein – Northrop High School
Craig Jacobson-Immelt – La Lumiere School
Ava Quasney – Munster High School
Jade Thomas – Park Tudor School


Hananeel Morinville – Shawnee Mission North High School
Nkem Obi – Shawnee Mission North High School
Annalie Sandor – Blue Valley Northwest High School
Rosie Spratt – Basehor-Linwood High School


Ahmad Ateyeh – Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Math and Science in Kentucky
Chrissy Brown – paul blazer
Jada Hunter-Hays – Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Math and Science in Kentucky
Simeon Klepac – Home School Clearinghouse (Internal)
Meghan Ratliff – Johnson Central High School


Taylor Allen – Benjamin Franklin High School
Alina Dau – Alfred M Barbe High School
Trevor Fortier – Archbishop Hannan High School
Byron Hall – Livingston Collegiate Academy
Hadley Kronick – University Laboratory School
Mia Schaubhut – Lutcher High School


Linh Nguyen – Deering High School


Erika Abumere – New Town High School
Tsegazeab Beteselassie – Wheaton High School
Shantika Bhat – Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Kylah Cain-Ward – Edgewood Senior High School
Jeanie Chang – Northwest High School
Chela Cunningham – Severn School
Annaliese Dominguez – Glen Burnie High School
Mohamed Elhassan – Hammond High School
Alexis Faucette – Bowie High School
Alexa Figueroa – Northwestern High School
Alan Gutierrez – Paint Branch High School
Zahra Iskandar – John F Kennedy High School
Alia Kassim – Springbrook High School
Trevor Knight – Eastern Technical High School
Joe Loy – Francis Scott Key High School
Dani Mejia Aguilar – John F Kennedy High School
Yeabsira Moges – Wheaton High School
Sarah Rad – Baltimore City College
James Tang – Centennial High School
Jehimi Zuniga-Umana – Annapolis High School


Eric Chan – Boston Latin School
Daisy Chimborazo Marquez – B M C Durfee High School
Xuan Ly – Boston Latin Academy
Karen Mai – Boston Latin School
Indy Rodriguez – Kipp Academy Lynn Collegiate
Davian Rodriguez – Boston Latin School
Isabelle Staco – Brockton High School
Georgina Younes – Brockton High School
Anna Zhao – Josiah Quincy Upper School


Zaharaa Altwaij – Crestwood High School
Taz Amin – Fitzgerald High School
Kennedy Anderson – Loomis Chaffee School
Duc Ngan Chau – Wyoming High School
Nathan Dimmer – Clarkston Senior High School
Emily Dominguez – Godwin Heights High School
Alex Hughes – Utica Academy for International Studies
Gabriela Lopez-Salgado – Everett High School
Christian Loredo-Duran – Lee High School
Mohammad Muntakim – Cass Technical High School
Lauren Smith – Union City High School
Karley Yung – Washtenaw International High School


Edward Adams – Blake School Northrup Campus
Debra Owens – Gateway to College
Diamond Thlang – Harding High School
Kevin Tran – Central High School
Tony Wang – Central High School
Eric Wang – Central High School


Faith Anderson – Our Lady Academy
Julia Comino Comino – Sacred Heart High School
Payne Graves – Houlka Attendance Center
Zoe Groh – Biloxi High School
Veshal Konnar – Northeast High School


Sonora Halili – Thomas Jefferson School
Jaspreet Kandola – Hannibal High School
Trinity Land – Sikeston Senior High School
Ezinne Mba – Nevada High School
Jayda Smith – Ruskin High School


Kiahna Cochran – Harlem High School


Aliza Davis – Reno High School
Alyssa Fromelius – Truckee Meadows Community College High School


Nalissa Blanc – Union County Vocational Technical Schools
Vivian Bui – Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Fanely Caba – Academy For Urban Leadership
Fiorella Castillo Saavedra – Bergen County Technical High School
Rachel Chen – Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School
Jamison Costolnick – John P Stevens High School
Tim Derrico – Hightstown High School
Larissa Garcia Flores – Ridgefield Park Junior-Senior High School
Viv Li – Belleville High School
Brandon Mejia – Science Park High School
Anthony Montes de Oca – Brick Township High School
Saddat Nazir – McNair Academic High School
Tati Nelums – Newark Tech
Krisna Panchal – PreEngineering Academies At Englewood
Hema Patel – John P Stevens High School
Azeez Richardson – Science Park High School
Yeng Shao – Perth Amboy High School
Alexis Spencer – Cumberland County Technical Education Center
Ritwik Tati – Haddon Heights High School


Agustín Leon-Saenz – Albuquerque High School
Yuttichai Sommala – Rio Rancho High School


Esmeralda Abreu Jerez – Saint Vincent Ferrer High School
Jaslin Aguirre – Saint Saviour High School
Abdullah Ali – Valley Stream South High School
Ronaldo Atiencia – Malverne High School
Victor Attah – Manlius-Pebble Hill School
Alex Bavalsky – Armand Hammer United World College
Jason Chen – Kingston High School
Wenny Cheng – Mineola High School
Med Coulibaly – Manhattan Hunter College – High School of Science
Melissa Fonseca – Nightingale-Bamford School
Maame Forson – Mount Vernon STEAM Academy
Keanna Goddard – Dominican Academy
David Guiracocha – Aviation High School
Xiwei Huang – Brooklyn Latin School
Rae Seong Jeong – Stuyvesant High School
Jessica Jiang – Stuyvesant High School
Eric Kim – Stuyvesant High School
Isaidy Medina – All City Leadership Secondary School
Jade Melendez – Bronx High School of Science
Djine Mentor – New Visons Charter High School Advanced Math & Science II
Samantha Minuche – Fiorello H Laguardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts
Kimberly Munoz – Bard High School Early College II
Sikirat Mustapha – Brooklyn Latin School
Michael Nath – Stuyvesant High School
Jahin Rahman – Academy of American Studies
Montaha Rahman – Bronx High School of Science
La Ramos – Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies
Ana Ramos De Jesus – Manhattan Hunter College – High School of Science
Paola Rodriguez – All City Leadership Secondary School
Fernando Rodriguez Leal – NYC iSchool
Haily Rosario – MS 348 Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
Nino Sikharulidze – Brooklyn Technical High School
Urszula Solarz – Bard High School Early College II
Wena Teng – East West School of International Studies
Sukya Williams – Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School
Michelle Yu – Hunter College High School
Crystal Zhang – Brooklyn Technical High School


Wyatt Carter – Salisbury High School
Grace Dossou – North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Kaylisa Garcia Perez – Person High School
Abby Godwin – Stuart W Cramer High School
Olivia Green – Kings Mountain High School
Sonia Green – Hillside High School
AhJada Ingram – Montgomery County Early College
Yasmin Leon-Mateo – North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Dalton Locklear – Saint Paul’s High School
Nadia Muhammad – Triad Math And Science Academy
Noah Nihiser – Terry Sanford Senior High School
Janelle Nwakuche – Heritage High School
Allaura Osborne – North Raleigh Christian Academy
Darlene Rangel-Estrella – Northern High School
Sheidy Rios-Vazquez – Walter M Williams High School
Star Trivette – Mount Airy High School
Kris Wilson – Reidsville High School
Jordan Zhang – North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Nina Zhuo – North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics


Madison Adkins – Jackson High School
Danish Bajwa – Hilliard Davidson High School
Madison Brown – West Clermont High School
Oumy Camara – Columbus International High School
Lisa Choe – Buckeye Valley High School
Alaya Kiser – West Branch High School
Lex Monogioudis – Bellaire High School
Kynnedy Smith – Hawken School


Nabaa Al Hashimi – Norman High School
Tucker Bundy – Idabel High School
Cristalynne Burns – Classen School of Advanced Studies
Tasfia Hasin – Claremore High School
Blaine Jones – Tahlequah High School
Kareena Patel – Sulphur High School
Gavin Scott – Checotah High School


Rena Howard – South Albany High School
Auria Lee – South Eugene High School
Eduardo Silva Alonso – Hillsboro High School
Cecilia Wu – Franklin High School


Rinnah Acquaye – West Catholic Prepartory High School
Radwan Azim – Central Dauphin East High School
Xiao Ting Chen – Academy At Palumbo
Nicole Giraldo-Meneses – Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School
Mariah Goodman – Paint Branch High School
Sabirah Mahmud – Academy At Palumbo
Mikayla Merin – Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Haley Qin – Upper Saint Clair High School
Claudia Quintana – East Stroudsburg Area High School North
Sandra Quintana – East Stroudsburg Area High School North
Maya Thompson – George School
Tracy Zhang – Central High School


Michael Ochoa – Bishop Hendricken High School


Shon Green – Scotts Branch High School
Shea Linton – Cheraw High School
Anthonella Mendoza – York Comprehensive High School
Madison Petersen – Legacy Charter School
Angel Rivera – HCS Early College High School
Christine Wu – Wade Hampton High School


Catherine Liu – Washington High School
Mia Roach-Valandra – Todd County Junior-Senior High School


Pacifique Bavugameshi – West High School
Bereket Birbo – White Station High School
Jake Du – White Station High School
Ainsley Feeney – Arlington High School
Humberto Franco Sanchez – KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School
Cayla Hoang – Martin Luther King Jr Magnet High School for Health Science and Engineering
Yoonie Yang – Signal Mountain Middle-High School


Amara Anyanwu – William B Travis High School
Adjoa Asare – Carnegie Vanguard High School
Sonia Barbosa Ibarra – Irving High School
Sofia Barnett – Centennial High School
Jishnu Basu – Plano Senior High School
Aleyda Bonilla – West Brook Senior High School
Gerardo Bravo – IDEA College Preparatory McAllen
Brenna Brown – Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Rosie Bui – Ball High School
Graci Buxton-Netterville – Lumberton High School
Rommel Caballero-Juarez – Klein Oak High School
Monzerrat Canela – Skyline High School
Jorge Tadeo Cantu – Yes Prep North Central
Chi Cap – Alief Early College High School
Lauryn Castano – Northside Health Careers High School
Cody Chou – Early College Academy At Southridge
Joelly Cortes – Harmony Science Academy
Anna De La Cuesta – Victory Early College High School
Alan De Loera – Southwest High School
Isaiah DeLeon – Jersey Village High School
Jayden Galvan – Gregory-Portland High School
Andrik Garcia – Roma High School
Eliza George – Clear Horizons Early College High School
Hamzeh Hamdan – Coronado High School
Sidra Hassan – M.L. Wisdom High School
Maria Herrera – Mesquite High School
Eli Herrera – W H Adamson High School
Mia Hurts – Phillis Wheatley High School
Tanzeem Islam – Cypress Ranch High School
Mia Johnson – Irvin High School
Danae Kimmel – Blanco High School
Min Ko Ko – Mayde Creek High School
Dorinda Kyeremateng – Carnegie Vanguard High School
Cindy Li – Glenda Dawson High School
Zuri Logan – Klein Cain High School
Jorge Martinez – Vanguard Academy
Marlon Merida Garcia – Nimitz Senior High School
Kailey Morand – Clear Springs High School
Lalan Mujica – Skyline High School
Jessalin Nguyen – Cypress Ridge High School
Vinh Nguyen – Klein Oak High School
Ketty Nguyen – L C Anderson High School
Hasun Noh – Samuel Clemens High School
Isaiah Pereira – Venus High School
Crystal Perez – Stratford High School
Jesus Perez Guerrero – Iraan High School
Max Ramirez – Pioneer High School
Michelle Ramos – IDEA Welasco College Prep
Cecilia Ramos Alfaro – A And M Consolidated High School
Jonathan Rebollar – Jack E Singley Academy
Paola Reyes – Thomas Jefferson High School
Javi Rodriguez – Carnegie Vanguard High School
Eddie Rodriguez – Carnegie Vanguard High School
Ryland Russell – Olton High School
Rolando Sanchez-Suarez – McGregor High School
Maria Santibanez – Cesar E Chavez High School
Jenny Stinehour – Early College High School
Christian Tamez – Del Rio High School
Luke Taylor – Lake Travis High School
Julie Trinh – Clear Horizons Early College High School
Reyhan Umurhan – I H Kempner High School
John Venegas Juarez – YES Preparatory Schools: Southeast
Kaci Williams – Chisum High School
Diana Zamarripa – The Energy Institute High School


Sophie Christensen – Orem High School
Ashis Dhakal – East High School


Hussein Amuri – Winooski High School


Olvin Abrego Ayala – Herndon High School
Bridgette Adu-Wadier – T C Williams High School
Michelle Andrade – Heritage High School
Ashley Asante-Manu – Hayfield Secondary School
Kelly Bonilla Guzman – Hayfield Secondary School
Camille Bove – South Lakes High School
Young Chen – Stone Bridge High School
Jayden Huynh-Vuong – Glen Allen High School
Kyle Lewis-Johnson – John Randolph Tucker High School
Zahra Malik – Patriot High School
Julian Millan – Hanover High School
Marcos Montoya Andrade – Mount Vernon High School
Sihle Mthethwa – Orange County High School
Mardet Mulugeta – Wakefield High School
Emily Nguyen – John Champe High School
Mahia Rahman – Washington-Liberty High School
Leslie Reyes García – Episcopal High School
Michelle Rojas Macias – Washington-Lee High School
Josh Salazar – James Madison High School
Leah Shvedova – Washington-Lee High School
Srista Tripathi – Henrico High School
Ta’Von Walker – Deep Creek High School


Kidist Habte – Rainier Beach High School
Michelle Li – CAM Academy
Adelyn Pettie – Rainier Beach High School


Biak Tha Hlawn – Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School
Mya Johnson – University School of Milwaukee
Fardowsa Shidad – Rufus King International School: High School Campus


Madison Gosney – Kaycee High School

An additional 6 Cooke College Scholar Semifinalists did not opt into publicity.


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded over $222 million in scholarships to over 2,800 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive educational advising and other support services. The Foundation has also provided $115 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.  www.jkcf.org  

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