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April 18, 2014: Articles We're Reading This Week

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Apr 18, 2014 1:54:51 PM

This week we're reading about our new Scholars and grantees. We are very happy to share some of the many and wonderful articles that caught our attention.

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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars, Community college, grants, Good Neighbor Grants, From the Top, College Scholar, Friday Roundup,

College Scholar Helps School in Sri Lanka

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 17, 2014 3:36:31 PM

One characteristic we frequently see in our Scholars is a constant awareness of, and desire to help, those less privileged. There is no better example than Sharmen Hettipola, whose fundraising efforts for a school in Sri Lanka recently caught our attention.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholar News, Scholar accomplishment, College Scholar, service

UT 2014: A Surprise of a Lifetime

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Apr 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Don't miss this video of two Tulsa Community College students finding out they have received Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Transfer students

Media Release: Foundation Awards 85 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Apr 14, 2014 11:58:00 AM

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This cohort is the largest in the program’s 13-year history, with 85 finalists selected from 3,705 applications representing 737 community colleges from 48 states, two U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Media Release, Transfer students, Scholarship Recipients

April 11, 2014: 5 Articles We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 11, 2014 11:14:00 AM

April 11, 2014Enjoy this week's roundup of five great reads in education news.
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Topics: education news

Media Release: Ed Trust Study Highlights Effects of the "Excellence Gap"

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 10, 2014 4:04:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to support The Education Trust’s recent research, “Falling Out of the Lead: Following High Achievers Through High School and Beyond.”

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Topics: Media Release, research, Study, excellence gap

Scholar Q&A: Joaquin Baldwin, "Frozen"

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 9, 2014 10:30:00 AM

2006 Graduate Scholarship alumnus Joaquin Baldwin recently won a prestigious award for his work. It has to do with movies and you probably watched the ceremony. Any takers? Try the Oscars.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Arts, Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment

College Transfer Resources

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 8, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Concerned about making the move from your community college to a four-year institution? Look no further than LaGuardia Community College’s Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC). 

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Topics: financial aid, Community college, Transfer students, college choice

Scholar Spotlight: Young Scholar Guido Dominguez Connects with President Clinton to promote healthy living

Posted by Matthew Keys on Apr 7, 2014 2:41:00 PM

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Three years ago, Guido Dominguez was sitting in a crowd listening to former President Bill Clinton give a speech on healthy living. Ordinarily, a student Guido’s age—at the time he was the ripe age of ten—may have been more enchanted by the close proximity to a former president rather than the message he was sharing. But Guido isn’t ordinary. “In that speech, he told us one out of every three American youth is overweight or obese,” remembers Guido, now an eighth grader and Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar from Miami Beach, Florida. “He said that if this current trend continues, my generation could be the first to die younger that our parents.”

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Scholar News, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, Scholars, Scholar accomplishment

April 4, 2014: 5 Articles We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 4, 2014 3:14:00 PM

April 4, 2014Enjoy this week's roundup of five great reads in education news.

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