Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

3 Tips for Getting Great Recommendations

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 24, 2015 4:23:34 PM

You’ve worked through the toughest assignments and made the right grades, but applying to colleges and for scholarships can be a challenge for even the brightest students. Luckily, there's no need to be intimidated by reaching out to a teacher for a recommendation letter! You can make your request easy and enticing with these three steps:

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Topics: high school seniors, tips for college application, Tips, high school

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Checklist

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 23, 2015 2:08:14 PM


Are you applying for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship? We've listed the key elements you'll need in order to complete your application.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, application

Is Early Admission Fair to Low-Income Students?

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 20, 2015 4:42:31 PM

In The Huffington Post, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy describes how the early decision process is a challenge for students with financial need.

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Topics: low income, college admissions, JKCF in the News

November 20: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 20, 2015 2:21:13 PM

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Topics: low income, college access, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, Community College Transfer Initiative, JKCF in the News

How Do We Redefine STEM to Empower More Future Leaders?

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 18, 2015 10:15:44 AM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is always looking to support new and innovative programs that engage highly talented secondary school students, especially those from low-income backgrounds who cannot afford the tuition and related costs of these opportunities or whose local communities do not offer such programs.

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Topics: Video, Event, STEM

10 edX Learners Become Cooke Young Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 17, 2015 3:11:06 PM

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program selects exceptionally promising students with financial need to receive our comprehensive educational advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school. The program allows talented students to access summer academic and enrichment programs, internships, study abroad opportunities, and technology that otherwise would not have been financially feasible for their families. Each Cooke Young Scholar also has their own educational adviser to guide, advocate, coach, and tailor opportunities to meet the student’s aspirations.
Seeking to broaden our reach outside of traditional recruitment channels, last year the Cooke Foundation partnered with edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, to create a unique and exciting challenge for applicants. Eligible 7th-grade students who completed at least one of five selected edX courses earned the distinction as Cooke Young Scholars semi-finalists in our competitive application process.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholar accomplishment, Young Scholars Program, JKCF in the News

November 13: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 13, 2015 4:28:45 PM

November 12, 2015—Our weekly roundup of the biggest news you might have missed! As the HEA turns 50, we highlight new initiatives to promote college access and other education policy updates.

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Topics: college access, grants, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

The Comprehensive Guide to Crush #CollegeAppMonth

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 12, 2015 4:09:13 PM

When the President of the United States announces a National College Application Month, it's time to step up and make things happen. Whether or not you've begun your college search or thought about how to share your story with a college admissions officer, the Cooke Foundation has your back.

Here's a collection of our best tips for high school students and community college students looking to transfer. Follow us on Instagram (@thejkcf) and Twitter (@TheJKCF) too – we'll be sharing more tips throughout November!

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Topics: financial aid, college fit, Community college, high school, college cost, tip

Expanding AP/IB Access at the White House Next Gen High School Summit

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 10, 2015 9:22:47 AM

Today the White House is convening teachers, administrators, researchers, industry and philanthropic leaders from across the country committed to redesigning high school education and making the high school experience more innovative and inclusive of students from all backgrounds. One of the Cooke Foundation’s grantees, Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS),will not only be participating in the first ever Next Generation High School Summit, it will also announce a new Lead Higher initiative to help one state become the first in the U.S. to fully reflect its diversity in the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses taken in its K-12 schools.

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Topics: high school, college access, grants, Grantee Spotlight

Building the New STEM Workforce: Livestreaming Discussion Today!

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 9, 2015 12:22:27 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy will be participating in a panel discussion hosted by the Global STEM Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). The event will be livestreamed at the NYAS website today at 4:00 p.m. EST.

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Topics: Event, grants, STEM

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