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June 24: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 24, 2016 4:05:58 PM

June 24, 2016Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Following the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision, we share recommendations for promoting diversity in higher education. New findings show how college-level courses benefit low-income students.

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Topics: Scholar News, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, True Merit

Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 24, 2016 11:08:53 AM

Cooke Foundation Recommends Actions Top Colleges Should Take
To Increase Enrollment of Low-Income Students

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released an issue brief recommending actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity by enrolling greater numbers of academically qualified low-income students.

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Topics: low income, Media Release, college access, college admissions, True Merit

Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 23, 2016 1:24:07 PM

Statement by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director 
Harold O. Levy on Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy issued the following statement today on the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting a challenge to race-conscious affirmative action admissions at the University of Texas at Austin:

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Topics: low income, Media Release, college access, True Merit

Announcing our 75 New Undergraduate Transfer Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 21, 2016 4:37:18 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 75 outstanding community college students with financial need from 21 states who are transferring to four-year colleges.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Community college, Transfer students, Scholarship Recipients

"It Feels Unreal": 3 Miami Dade College Grads Earn Cooke Scholarships

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 20, 2016 5:59:54 PM

Cooke Scholars frequently cite that the most beneficial aspect of our scholarship programs – beyond receiving up to $40,000 per year – is entering a community of talented, motivated, and supportive fellow scholars. This year, the Cooke Foundation will award 75 of the nation's top community college students with our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Three of these new Cooke Scholars are graduates of Miami Dade College (MDC).

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Community college

June 17: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 17, 2016 3:16:46 PM

June 17, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Low-performing schools, homelessness, and food insecurity are some of the obstacles low-income students encounter through their K-12 education. Higher ed experts attempt to tackle low graduation rates, soaring college cost, and student loans.

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Topics: Scholar News, financial aid, low income, Community college, college cost, Friday Roundup,

Introducing the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's 85 New College Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 15, 2016 2:01:53 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded college scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 85 high school students from 27 states who have extraordinary academic records and financial need.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release, Scholarship Recipients

June 10: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM

June 10, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Jack Kent Cooke’s son recalls why his father started the foundation. Higher ed advocates propose ideas for better supporting low-income students. The benefits of diversity and equal educational opportunity are discussed.

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Topics: Scholar News, low income, Community college, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Conversation: 5 Questions with Krysti Scotti

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 6, 2016 3:00:46 PM

We're continuing our series of Cooke Scholar profiles by interviewing high-achievers from across our scholarship programs. We hope to inspire current and future Cooke Scholars by highlighting the incredible range of personalities, ambitions, and accomplishments of this talented group!

This week, we caught up with Kristen (Krysti) Scotti to learn more about the SpaceICE Mission project she leads and her advice for other students considering a career in STEM.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholar accomplishment, STEM, Cooke Conversations

June 3: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 3, 2016 2:30:50 PM

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Topics: Scholar News, college success, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

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