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The Comprehensive Guide to Crush #CollegeAppMonth

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 12, 2015 4:09:13 PM

When the President of the United States announces a National College Application Month, it's time to step up and make things happen. Whether or not you've begun your college search or thought about how to share your story with a college admissions officer, the Cooke Foundation has your back.

Here's a collection of our best tips for high school students and community college students looking to transfer. Follow us on Instagram (@thejkcf) and Twitter (@TheJKCF) too – we'll be sharing more tips throughout November!

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Topics: financial aid, college fit, Community college, high school, college cost, tip

JKCF Executive Director Levy on Getting Poor Kids into the College Club

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Mar 30, 2015 9:55:48 AM

Getting poor kids into the college club: A crucial challenge, lest we squander America's potential

BY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, March 30, 2015
Wilfredo Lee/AP College counselors are few and far between

It’s a quintessential middle-class American experience: The family watches the mail or the email for a letter from the college their oldest daughter desperately wants to attend.

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Topics: college fit, college access, college admissions, JKCF in the News

JKCF VP's Letter in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jun 24, 2014 3:02:00 PM

A letter written by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's vice president of programs, Emily Froimson, has been published in The Chronicle of Higher Education in response to a June 16 article titled "The $6 Solution."

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Topics: college fit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, low income, high achieving, college access, excellence gap, Young Scholars Program, JKCF in the News

5 Ways High School Juniors Can Make the Most of College Visits

Posted by Matthew Keys on Apr 23, 2014 4:17:00 PM

As the spring sun rises higher in the sky, so too should the college-seeking ambitions of high school juniors. College campuses all over the country are welcoming flocks of prospective students to usher in the warmer weather, and junior year is the perfect time to see what all the buzz is about.

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Topics: Young Scholars, college search resources, college fit, College Tour, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, college choice, college decision, high school juniors

2014 University Reputation Ranking

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 18, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Times Higher Education (THE) recently released their World Reputation Ranking for 2014, and the U.S. did pretty well. Huffington Post’s Tyler Kingkade wrote to celebrate occupying 13 of the top 20 slots by starting his piece, “Hooray, America!”

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Topics: college fit, college choice, college decision

Long Read: Narrowing the Excellence Gap

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 17, 2014 1:20:00 PM

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Young Scholars, funding college, college fit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, low income, high achieving, financial need, college access, Good Neighbor Grants, college success, Young Artist Award, Widening the Stage, college choice, college decision, Talent Development Award, excellence gap

Media Release: JKCF Comments About White House Initiative to Improve College Access for Low-Income Students

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 16, 2014 4:24:00 PM

Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation issues the following statement in response to the White House initiative to improve college access for low-income students.

The following statement may be attributed to Emily Froimson, vice president of programs, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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Topics: Scholarship, funding college, college fit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, Scholars, high achieving, Media Release, financial need, college readiness, college access, grants, college success, college choice, college decision, Talent Development Award, excellence gap

JKCF in the News: Inside Higher Ed

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 15, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Those familiar with the Foundation’s work and this blog know that the issue of undermatching, a phenomenon where students who are qualified to attend selective four-year institutions choose to attend a less selective school, is one we try to combat directly through our Young Scholars Program and College Scholarship Program and some of our grant initiatives, as well as more indirectly through sharing our expertise on the topic. Michael Stratford from Inside Higher Ed interviewed our vice president of programs, Emily Froimson, about this issue, and her thoughts were quoted in an article published today.  Please read the article from Inside Higher Ed below and feel free to comment!

 

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Topics: college fit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, college access, JKCF in the News

Article of Interest: How to Help College Students Graduate

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 10, 2014 3:08:00 PM

The Foundation invests heavily in advising our Scholars so that they succeed in their education and hopefully beyond. This recent opinion piece by David L. Kirp, a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, that ran in Wednesday’s The New York Times, gives a glimpse of the value of ample, available advising to college-going students.

How to Help College Students Graduate

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Topics: college fit, low income, Community college, college readiness, research, college success

Video: What to Consider When Making Your College Decision

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Oct 17, 2013 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: high school seniors, college fit, Scholars, students, Video, college choice, college decision

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