Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Don't Forget: Complete Your FAFSA as Soon as Possible

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 3, 2015 11:47:00 AM

If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to complete a Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You can find the application on the government-sponsored website.

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Topics: financial aid, Tips, FAFSA

February 27, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 27, 2015 2:51:17 PM

February 27, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

MainStreet Includes JKCF in List of 9 Unique Grants And Scholarships

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 25, 2015 3:16:00 PM

9 Unique College Grants and Scholarships For Prospective Students

By Ciara Larkin
February 25, 2015
MainStreet

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With education fees at record highs and outstanding student loan debt topping $1.2 trillion nationwide, prospective students are staring down the barrel of burdensome college debt. Sure, President Obama's recent goal to make community college free for all students and his college ranking system based on affordability and ROI are steps in the right direction. But free tuition, or even tuition assistance, would be an immeasurable gift for many. As such, it's the responsibility to those in school or getting set to matriculate to apply for opportunities that will lessen the financial blow of a college education.

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Topics: Scholarship, education news, JKCF in the News

JKCF in the News: Omaha Public Radio

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 24, 2015 4:34:53 PM

Applications being accepted for the Cooke Scholarship

By Cheril Lee
February 24, 2015
Omaha Public Radio

Jack Kent Cooke, former owner of the Redskins and the Lakers, started a scholarship many years ago aimed at exceptionally high performing low income kids across the country.

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Topics: education news, Young Scholars Program, JKCF in the News

February 20, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 20, 2015 12:35:00 PM

February 20, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

First JKCF Mother-Daughter Scholar Pair

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 19, 2015 3:57:05 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has its first ever mother-daughter scholar pair! Angela Allison is a 2011 Undergraduate Transfer Scholar and current Graduate Scholar, and her daughter, Summer Mensch, is a new Young Scholar.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Graduate Scholar, Young Scholars Program

9 Tips For Scheduling Your Senior Year of High School

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 18, 2015 3:32:35 PM

Many high schools begin scheduling students’ senior year classes during the winter of their junior year. Since it will be the most important year for your college applications, you should focus on making the best possible schedule.

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

February 13, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 13, 2015 4:31:10 PM

February 13, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,

Recap: JKCF "Closing the Excellence Gap" Summit

Posted by Educational Advisers on Feb 12, 2015 1:56:00 PM

On February 5-6 in Lansdowne, VA, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation held a national convening of over 100 principals from many of the nation’s top selective public high schools to address the excellence gap in the American education system: the nation’s highest-achieving students with financial need are not receiving sufficient access or support to match the performance of their high-income peers.

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Topics: excellence gap, gifted programs

Education Week Covers JKCF Summit

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 9, 2015 4:01:00 PM

 

More than 100 principals from selective high schools across the country are gathered at a conference here to strategize about how to get more high-achieving, low-income students into their specialized programs and persist in college and careers.

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Topics: excellence gap, education news, JKCF in the News

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