Live Stream: JKCF "Closing the Excellence Gap" Summit Day 2


We hope you were able to watch our live stream of the first day of “Closing the Excellence Gap: Advocating for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students” yesterday. The event continues today, Friday, February 6, so please join us between 8:00-11:30 p.m. (ET) at

Agenda for Friday, February 6

8:30-9:45 AM          Opportunities for Your Schools and Your Students

JKCF Selective High Schools Grant – Insider Tips for Developing a Competitive Grant Proposal

Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn, Director Grants and Higher Education, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Panel Discussion: Scholarship Opportunities

Beth Breger, Executive Director, Leadership for a Diverse America

Cecilia Marshall, Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Meara Weaver, Horatio Alger Association

Representative, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Representative, Gates Millennium Scholars Foundation

Moderated by: Dr. Barbara Schmertz, Program Manager Higher Education, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

10:00-11:00 AM         Research Presentation: Current Landscape on How States Serve  High-Achieving Students

Dr. Jonathan Plucker, Endowed Professor of Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut