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How One Cooke Scholar Planned an Affordable College Pathway

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 26, 2016 11:21:01 AM

A new video from Yahoo Finance profiles Cooke Scholar Maria de Abreu Pineda, a talented student who successfully strategized her college journey to avoid debt. After examining the cost of tuition at four-year colleges, Maria decided to begin her higher education at Bergen Community College.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Community college

July 22: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 22, 2016 11:56:40 AM

July 22, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Effective directing of resources can alleviate growing income segregation in public schools. Differences among the states create varying hurdles in higher ed funding and financial aid availability.

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Topics: financial aid, low income, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

July 15: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 15, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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Topics: Scholar News, students, college cost, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM): Nurturing the Love of Math

Posted by Astrik Tenney on Jul 13, 2016 1:19:19 PM

How many integers between 1000 and 9999 have four distinct digits? This is one example of what students in Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics program (BEAM) are tackling over the summer. And they love it! BEAM aims to create pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. Andy, a participant in the 2013 summer program, says of his summer experience at BEAM: “I learned to love math’s beauty.”
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Topics: grants, Grantee Spotlight, STEM

July 8: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

July 8, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. New reports illustrate that public schools are segregated by race and income. In higher ed, strategies to boost diversity and affordability are discussed.

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Topics: low income, college cost, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Scholar Gabby Nicholas on Mentorship, College Access and Success

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 5, 2016 3:25:53 PM

Cooke Scholar Gabriella (Gabby) Nicholas received our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2014, after completing a two-year degree at Seminole State College of Florida. Now a recent graduate of the University of Florida, Gabby reflects on how new interests and experiences challenged her to reconsider her career goals.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholars, Transfer students, career advice

July 1: Education News We're Reading

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 1, 2016 1:00:00 PM

July 1, 2016Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Low-income students in K-12 have less exposure to edtech. Geographic location, college cost, and access to financial aid are some of the barriers to higher education discussed this week.

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Topics: financial aid, college cost, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

New Cooke Young Scholars Learn to Think Big at Welcome Weekend 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 30, 2016 4:18:16 PM

Last weekend, the Cooke Foundation brought together all 70 of our new Cooke Young Scholars and their families to the Johns Hopkins University campus. These rising high school freshman enter the Young Scholars Program as our fifteenth cohort, and traveled from all over the nation to join us for Welcome Weekend.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholars, Event, Welcome Weekend, Young Scholars Program

June 24: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 24, 2016 4:05:58 PM

June 24, 2016Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Following the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision, we share recommendations for promoting diversity in higher education. New findings show how college-level courses benefit low-income students.

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Topics: Scholar News, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, True Merit

Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 24, 2016 11:08:53 AM

Cooke Foundation Recommends Actions Top Colleges Should Take
To Increase Enrollment of Low-Income Students

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released an issue brief recommending actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity by enrolling greater numbers of academically qualified low-income students.

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Topics: low income, Media Release, college access, college admissions, True Merit

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