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Cooke Chronicle: Admissions Inequalities & Universal Screening

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 3, 2017 5:03:09 PM

November 3, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles explain how socioeconomic status creates disadvantages for students beginning before kindergarten and through college admissions and beyond.

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Topics: college admissions, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, College Scholars

Cooke Chronicle: STEM Students & Selective Colleges

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 20, 2017 5:23:03 PM

October 20, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Several articles this week discuss admissions at selective colleges and universities, and K-12 coverage concerns science engagement and the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Topics: Scholar News, Transfer students, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, College Scholars

Working For a Bright Future: Cooke Scholar Lauren Pham

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Lauren Pham has dreams of working in sustainable development. And now, thanks to the Cooke College Scholarship Program, she has the opportunity to work toward making those dreams a reality at one of the top colleges in the country.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Video, College Scholars

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

Cooke Chronicle: Opening Doors & Educator Resources

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 18, 2017 2:30:00 PM

August 18, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Obstacles to college access are explored in new education research. K-12 coverage focuses on resources for educators.

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Topics: research, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, College Scholars

Meet the 2017 Cooke College Scholars!

Posted by Amber Styles on May 31, 2017 12:34:24 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which awards the largest scholarships in the United States to outstanding students with financial need, has selected 80 high school students from 28 states and the District of Columbia to receive Cooke College Scholarships that are each worth up to $40,000 annually for four years.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, College Scholars

Cooke Scholars Celebrate College Signing Day 2017

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on May 9, 2017 2:53:14 PM

After months of applying and waiting, the time has finally come for high school students across the nation to commit to the college or university of their dreams. And as part of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, our staff and scholars celebrated National College Signing Day last Friday.

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Topics: Event, college choice, College Scholars

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

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