Securing great letters of recommendations can be critical for college applications (especially selective schools), jobs, and other opportunities. A good letter of recommendation should offer qualitative information about you that grades and test scores cannot. It should give insight into your talents and personality, and make you seem like a can’t-miss prospect. It is best that these letters are sent by your recommenders confidentially.
Dr. Nicole Hurd, founder and CEO of College Advising Corps (CAC), was recently featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Influence List. The Chronicle labeled Dr. Hurd a "messenger," honoring her and the CAC's work in expanding college access for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. You can read the full list of influencers here.
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“It isn’t as easy as pointing a lens at animal behavior anymore,” writes Dawson Dunning. “I want every shot to be a story in itself, every sequence to be something people will remember.”
Many of you who read our blog regularly are middle and high school students who have plans to attend to college, hopefully at a top college or university. So it’s likely that you already know about Advanced Placement (AP) courses in which you can earn both high school and college credit.
2010 Young Scholar Tashrima Hossain recently traveled to Costa Rica to volunteer through Projects Abroad in the Care & Conservation program. Her Volunteer Story, which you can read in full below, covers her travels during the two-week stay and how extraordinary a volunteer experience can be.
We all know that Cooke Scholars excel academically, but that isn't all that defines them. Many are extremely passionate about sports, volunteerism, music or other arts. For this Young Scholar, photography began as a hobby and has transformed into something much bigger over the years.
Topics: Young Scholars
Cooke Scholar Chionque Mines and Executive Director Harold O. Levy
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation took a lead role at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington, D.C. last week. As a sponsor of the event, Foundation representatives joined college presidents and other education leaders in making more than 600 commitments to build networks of colleges focused on promoting completion, to create K-16 partnerships around college readiness, to invest in high school counselors as part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, and to increase the number of college graduates in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).