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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Dozens of principals from some of the nation’s most sought-after and selective public high schools gathered last week in Northern Virginia to discuss how to better serve children whose needs they said too often go unmet: High-achieving students from low-income families.