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Meaningful Life & Learning: Thoughts from Cooke Scholar Abigail McFee

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 23, 2016 11:45:55 AM

Abigail McFee was a 2009 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program, and was additionally awarded the Cooke College Scholarship in 2013. She is currently a senior at Tufts University, where she majors in English Language and Literature/Letters and writes for JUMBO, the Tufts admissions magazine. In this piece, Abigail reflects on how access to educational opportunities allows living and learning to be entwined.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, College Scholarship, College Scholar, Young Scholars Program

Text "College" to 44044 Now! A note from Cooke Scholar Dennis Murphy

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 22, 2016 2:34:29 PM

To everyone who still dreams about continuing your education after high school, text “COLLEGE” to 44044 right now. Here’s why.

Many of you are about to start that first great step toward the career of your dreams. I know I’m working towards that myself – and I also know that my college education has been crucial to getting me here. President Obama has made it a top priority to increase college attendance and completion rates across the country. Supporting this work, First Lady Michelle Obama recently launched Up Next, a Better Make Room messaging campaign that gives students free personalized support on everything you need to get to college and graduate – all through texting.

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Topics: Scholar News, tips for college application, low income, college access

August 19: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

August 19, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Education leaders encourage public schools to identify and expand learning opportunities. Providing free college entrance exams may increase college-ready rates among low-income students, but increasing tuition is a likely barrier to their enrollment.

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Topics: Scholar News, low income, college cost, Friday Roundup,

Cooke Conversation: Faith Culhane and the Power of Spoken Word

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 18, 2016 12:55:01 PM

Cooke Scholar Faith Culhane knows not to put limits on what she can achieve. After attending Valencia College and receiving our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2015, Faith is now majoring in medical anthropology and political science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Additionally, she is a pediatric nurse and legal intern working with the undocumented population in central Florida.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Event, Cooke Conversations

August 12: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 12, 2016 1:08:48 PM


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Topics: Scholar News, low income, college access

Hoping to score a scholarship? Here's how to spend your summer!

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 10, 2016 5:05:02 PM

Relax, recharge and have some fun, but be sure to squeeze in these four tasks before summer ends! You'll have less stress when you're balancing homework, applying to college, and searching for scholarships this fall.

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Topics: College Scholarship, high school seniors, high school, college access, high school juniors

August 5: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 5, 2016 1:51:45 PM


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Topics: low income, college access, Friday Roundup,, STEM

Maximize Your Impact: The Best Moments of Scholars Weekend 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 4, 2016 3:35:51 PM

Each summer, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation hosts new and returning Cooke Scholars near our Lansdowne, Virginia headquarters. At Scholars Weekend, new recipients get to know one another and experience a full dose of the Cooke Scholar community while they attend sessions on college and professional success. We've collected some of our favorite memories that scholars shared this past weekend from across social media.

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Topics: Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Event, college success

Innovative Leadership Efforts Earn 3 Cooke Scholars a Total of $15,000

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 3, 2016 11:24:33 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar Olya Yarychkivska, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University and founding director of a non-profit group aiming to develop civil society and democracy in Ukraine, is the 2016 winner of the Cooke Foundation's $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize for outstanding achievement.

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Topics: Scholar News, Media Release, Scholars Weekend, Quinn Prize

Civic Engagement Leader Olya Yarychkivska Receives Quinn Prize

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 2, 2016 12:04:14 PM

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards the Matthew J. Quinn Prize to one or more current Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of an outstanding achievement that provides meaningful influence and impact on the lives of others. Winners of the Quinn Prize receive up to $10,000 cash and are honored at our annual Scholars Weekend event.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

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