Share Your College Goals with #BetterMakeRoom

At the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, we know the power of a supportive community. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room campaign and celebrate high-achieving students and your educational goals with a supportive community.

The hub of this new initiative is, a place where you can share your stories, your dreams, and your hard work with a network of peers to cheer you on. Popular Viners and YouTubers will also be highlighting your achievements, and you can sign up for text reminders of important steps in the college application process.

Scroll through our favorite moments of today’s launch and then let us know how we can #BetterMakeRoom for you – on Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and more!

Ricshawn Roane and other members of the Cooke Foundation team were up early this morning at the White House!



Arne Duncan wants students to know about the $150 billion in federal grants and loans that are available to apply for each year.



Michelle Obama knows that students are “more independent but more connected than ever,” and wants to use social media to elevate high-achievers to celebrity status.



We draw inspiration from our current and future Cooke Scholars. Leadership, persistence, and service to others are definitely achievements worth celebrating!



Start your own success story today by applying to one of our scholarships! And remember to share your goals and advice with other students on Scholars celebrate their community together every summer

Right now, our College Scholarship Program is open for high school seniors to apply. You could receive up to $40,000 for each of your four year of college, along with opportunities to study abroad, continue graduate studies, and more! Community college students, apply to our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship! This program awards up to $40,000 for up to three years to complete your bachelor’s degree, as well as opportunities to study abroad, continue graduate studies, and more!