The Hechinger Report Profiles Cooke Scholar Marjada Tucker

Marjada Tucker is a Cooke Scholar entering her sophomore year at Rice University. In addition to academic pursuits, she has dedicated her time to creating the College Readiness Program for high school students in her hometown. Using funds awarded from her Cooke Foundation internship stipend, Marjada chose to provide program supplies to the students she mentors in Starkville, Mississippi.

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A 19-year-old college student comes back to give hometown students a better chance