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Cooke Chronicle: Dec. 2, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 2, 2016 4:15:23 PM

Dec. 2, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Scholars discuss improving diversity and accountability for talented K-12 students with financial need. Higher ed supports for undocumented and under-served students were also popular topics.

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Topics: Scholar News, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Making an Impact: Cooke Scholar Ethan Ambrose

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 23, 2016 12:32:29 PM

Ethan proved that he could think big, work hard, and achieve during his high school years. After being awarded the Cooke College Scholarship earlier this year, he continues to apply that determination to his neurobiology studies at Harvard University.

"I want to be the sort of doctor that looks to make healthcare accessible for all," says Ethan. "I realize that there's so many inequities ... leveling that playing field is something that I definitely want to do."

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholars, Video, Scholarship Recipients

Cooke Chronicle: Nov. 18, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 18, 2016 4:17:30 PM

Nov. 18, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Popular articles focus on sanctuary campuses for undocumented students and the barriers to academic success for many low-income students.

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

Cooke Scholar Selena: Conducting Research and Keeping an Open Mind

Posted by Christine Florence on Nov 15, 2016 2:56:06 PM

Selena Zhang has had a busy two years. In 2015 she was the winner of California’s Stem Cell Agency’s creativity program blog competition. The program required her to attend lectures and complete experiments all while translating her thoughts and experiences into written form.

In 2016, Selena applied and was selected as a Cooke College Scholar. “Being a Cooke Scholar is much more than I thought it would be. ... It's a lot of people who had that same passion for making a difference. Being a Cooke Scholar is an amazing part of my life”.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Video, Scholarship Recipients, College Scholar

Cooke Chronicle: Nov. 11, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 11, 2016 12:30:26 PM

Nov. 11, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Several scholars and publications are attempting to understand how the surprising election results will affect education policy.

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Topics: Scholar News, college access, Friday Roundup,, education news

Making Global Connections: Santiago Tober Potes

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 8, 2016 2:50:39 PM

Cooke Scholar Santiago Tober Potes was born in Cali, Colombia before moving to Florida. In high school, he attended the School for Advanced Studies, Wolfson campus in downtown Miami. Now he's on the move again –  this fall, Santiago began classes at Columbia University.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Scholars, Video, Scholarship Recipients, College Scholar

Cooke Chronicle: Nov. 4, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 4, 2016 4:04:40 PM

Nov. 4, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles highlight the need to improve financial support for low-income students in higher ed, and K-12 advocates propose new policies to improve educational access.

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Topics: high school, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Highlights from our 2016 Cooke Alumni Summit

Posted by Larry Thi on Nov 3, 2016 2:34:09 PM

In October, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation hosted 95 Cooke Scholar Alumni at our biennial alumni summit in San Francisco. The group showed up to the event ready to reconnect with their fellow scholars and participate in various sessions centered on the theme of "Connecting Vision & Action".

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Topics: Scholars, Event, alumni

Building a Better City: Cooke Scholar Chat Travieso

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 2, 2016 2:31:20 PM

Chat Travieso describes himself as an artist, designer, and educator. After graduating from the Yale School of Architecture as a Cooke Scholar, Chat worked as an architectural and urban designer before launching his own community-focused art and design practice.

"In some ways, this work is meant to be about creating a more open and just city – especially toward communities that are often excluded," Chat explains in our newest scholar spotlight video. Watch to see how Chat's public arts projects are designed to be utilized and enjoyed by residents: 

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Scholar News, Scholars, Video, Graduate Scholar

Cooke Scholar Sunpreet Singh on Thinking Big

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 1, 2016 9:43:02 AM

Sunpreet has begun his studies at Dartmouth College with some major ambitions in mind: he hopes to become a politician on the global stage. And his chosen major covers an even greater territory.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholars, Video, College Scholar

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