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From Advisory Board to the Pediatric Ward: Cooke Scholar Isabelle Riddle

Posted by Marc Linmore on Oct 11, 2017 5:17:27 PM

Isabelle Riddle has dreams of someday becoming a pediatric oncologist. And now she has the opportunity to work toward making those dreams a reality at one of the top colleges in the country; thanks to the Cooke College Scholarship Program.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Video, College Scholar, College Board

Engineering Early Detection of Disease: Cooke Scholar Jacob Mosley

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 20, 2017 4:44:53 PM

Jacob Mosley recently graduated from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida. Now he’s beginning his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the Cooke College Scholarship Program.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, College Scholarship, Video, College Scholar, College Scholars

Melissa Batz Receives the $5,000 Quinn Youth Leadership Award

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 23, 2017 12:38:58 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. 

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Video, College Scholar, Quinn Youth Leadership Award

Reinvesting in Others: Cooke Scholar Neveen Mahmoud

Posted by Marc Linmore on Apr 6, 2017 3:45:40 PM

Neveen Mahmoud, a member of one of the first cohorts of Cooke Scholars, has always been looking for ways to reinvest her education in others.  

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Scholar News, College Scholarship, low income, Video, college access, College Scholar, excellence gap, College Scholars

Something That Matters: Cooke Scholar Qian Qian Tang

Posted by Marc Linmore on Mar 9, 2017 3:41:56 PM

Qian Qian Tang was in the very first cohort of Cooke Young Scholars, and it transformed her life. The experiences she's had and the people she's met have inspired her to change the world.

After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, she attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Cooke College Scholar. It was there where she first became interested in the intersection of technology and healthcare. She put that interest to good use when she helped launch the healthtech company Kinsa with the idea of building the first real time map to track and stop the spread of disease. Learn more about her amazing work and journey in our new scholar spotlight video:

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Video, College Scholar, alumni, Young Scholars Program

Cooke Scholar Selena: Conducting Research and Keeping an Open Mind

Posted by Christine Florence on Nov 15, 2016 2:56:06 PM

Selena Zhang has had a busy two years. In 2015 she was the winner of California’s Stem Cell Agency’s creativity program blog competition. The program required her to attend lectures and complete experiments all while translating her thoughts and experiences into written form.

In 2016, Selena applied and was selected as a Cooke College Scholar. “Being a Cooke Scholar is much more than I thought it would be. ... It's a lot of people who had that same passion for making a difference. Being a Cooke Scholar is an amazing part of my life”.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Video, Scholarship Recipients, College Scholar

Making Global Connections: Santiago Tobar Potes

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 8, 2016 2:50:39 PM

Cooke Scholar Santiago Tobar Potes was born in Cali, Colombia before moving to Florida. In high school, he attended the School for Advanced Studies, Wolfson campus in downtown Miami. Now he's on the move again –  this fall, Santiago began classes at Columbia University.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Scholars, Video, Scholarship Recipients, College Scholar

Cooke Scholar Sunpreet Singh on Thinking Big

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 1, 2016 9:43:02 AM

Sunpreet has begun his studies at Dartmouth College with some major ambitions in mind: he hopes to become a politician on the global stage. And his chosen major covers an even greater territory.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholars, Video, College Scholar

Cooke Scholar Kate Hegay: From Uzbekistan to Refugee Advocate

Posted by Christine Florence on Oct 26, 2016 12:21:30 PM

Kate Hegay was just five when she left Uzbekistan to live in the United States. Her experiences have shaped her passions and career goals:

“It's really ambitious, but I'd like to work at the United Nations." Kate is particularly interested in United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholars, Video, College Scholar

Cooke Scholar Pursues Dual Passions: Cello Performance and Pre-Med

Posted by Christine Florence on Oct 17, 2016 4:16:15 PM

Music and medicine have both been interwoven cornerstones in Mardochee Dade's life. 

In an interview with The Morning Call earlier this year, Mardochee stated: "Music doesn't have a color. It doesn't have any walls or boundaries. It's about intermingling and exploration and creating something new. And the cello is an instrument that is open to all genres. It creates this feeling that I can't describe. It gives me chills."

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholars, Video, College Scholar

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