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EdSurge Features JKCF Scholarship Programs

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 29, 2015 10:37:17 AM

Not Too Good To Be True: How Your Student Can Earn Up to $520,000 for Tuition

By Mary Jo Madda
Jan 28, 2015

EdSurge

Disclaimer: You might think this is too good to be true. But we kid you not.

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

Queens College Profiles JKCF Graduate Arts Scholar Jin-Xiang Yu

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 28, 2015 3:36:00 PM

Queens College Alumna Jin-Xiang "JX" Yu

Queens College, New York

JIN-XIANG "JX" YU ’14 is already a soprano of note. After only three years of classical training at the Aaron Copland School of Music, she gained admission to the Yale School of Music’s opera department, a program so exclusive that it accepted just six singers this year, giving all of them full scholarships. She also won a 2014 Graduate Arts Award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; recipients are eligible for as much as $50,000 a year for up to three years, to cover tuition or living expenses.

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Topics: Arts, Graduate Arts Award, alumni, JKCF in the News

JKCF in the News: Education Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 27, 2015 2:20:00 PM

Community College Students Need More Support to Be Successful, Research Finds

By Caralee Adams
January 27, 2015
Education Week

Despite having the aspiration, many students who start at a community college never transfer to four-year institutions, let alone finish an associate degree.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, Transfer students, research, excellence gap, JKCF in the News

JKCF in the News: Community College Daily

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 26, 2015 4:25:00 PM

Transfer students can excel with the right tools

January 22, 2015
Community College Daily

​Many more community college students could eventually earn bachelor’s degrees if they have the right tools and opportunities to succeed, concludes a report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, Transfer students, research, Community College Transfer Initiative, JKCF in the News

January 23, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 23, 2015 3:49:15 PM

January 23, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

JKCF in the News: Executive Director Levy on America's College Promise

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 23, 2015 9:44:54 AM

President's Plan for Free Two-Year Community College Must Support High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Planning to Transfer

By Harold O. Levy

Huffington Post

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Topics: Community college, Transfer students, JKCF in the News

JKCF Transfer Scholar Alumna Renata Martin Profiled in Brown Alumni Magazine

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 22, 2015 4:04:25 PM

Deserving To Be Here    

By Lawrence Goodman 
Brown Alumni Magazine

Renata Martin ’14, who earned her Sc.B. in December along with roughly 130 midyear graduates, got one of the highest grades in her driver’s ed class at her high school just outside Newark, New Jersey. When she got home, she excitedly told her parents but didn’t get the response she’d expected. “They told me, ‘No, you’re not going to be able to get your license,’” Martin recalls.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Transfer students, JKCF in the News

Young Scholars Program Webinar Recording Now Available

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 21, 2015 2:43:00 PM

If you missed the informational webinar about our Young Scholars Program on January 14 or want a refresher, a recording of it is now available. The webinar focuses on the Young Scholar Program’s eligibility requirements, key dates, and deadlines. Participants also ask questions about the application process and program.

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Topics: application, Webinar, Young Scholars Program

Cooke Foundation Releases Report on Increasing Access for Community College Students to Four-Year Colleges

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 20, 2015 5:11:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – Many more community college students could succeed at four-year colleges and universities, says a report released today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, if only they were given the right tools and the opportunity. At present, while the majority of community college students aspire to complete a bachelor’s degree, as few as 12% manage to do so.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, college access, excellence gap

New JKCF Report on Increasing Access to Four-year Colleges for Community College Students

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 20, 2015 4:28:00 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released a new report titled “Breaking Down Walls: Increasing Access to Four-Year Colleges for High-Achieving Community College Students.”

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, Transfer students, college access, excellence gap

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