Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Making an Impact: Cooke Scholar Ethan Ambrose

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 23, 2016 12:32:29 PM

Ethan proved that he could think big, work hard, and achieve during his high school years. After being awarded the Cooke College Scholarship earlier this year, he continues to apply that determination to his neurobiology studies at Harvard University.

"I want to be the sort of doctor that looks to make healthcare accessible for all," says Ethan. "I realize that there's so many inequities ... leveling that playing field is something that I definitely want to do."

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholars, Video, Scholarship Recipients

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

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

Secretary of Education John King Speaks to Cooke Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 4, 2016 2:24:01 PM

Each summer, our new and returning scholarship recipients gather near the foundation's Virginia headquarters for Scholars Weekend. We were honored to have Secretary of Education John King deliver this year's keynote address celebrating the leadership of this talented and high-achieving community.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, College Scholarship, Scholars Weekend, Video, Event

Cooke Foundation Seeks Applicants for $40,000 College Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 30, 2016 10:11:59 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The application period opened today for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program. This is the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, providing up to $40,000 per year for four years of study for high-achieving high school seniors with financial need.

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Topics: College Scholarship, application, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release

Meaningful Life & Learning: Thoughts from Cooke Scholar Abigail McFee

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 23, 2016 11:45:55 AM

Abigail McFee was a 2009 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program, and was additionally awarded the Cooke College Scholarship in 2013. She is currently a senior at Tufts University, where she majors in English Language and Literature/Letters and writes for JUMBO, the Tufts admissions magazine. In this piece, Abigail reflects on how access to educational opportunities allows living and learning to be entwined.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, College Scholarship, College Scholar, Young Scholars Program

Hoping to score a scholarship? Here's how to spend your summer!

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 10, 2016 5:05:02 PM

Relax, recharge and have some fun, but be sure to squeeze in these four tasks before summer ends! You'll have less stress when you're balancing homework, applying to college, and searching for scholarships this fall.

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Topics: College Scholarship, high school seniors, high school, college access, high school juniors

Introducing the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's 85 New College Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 15, 2016 2:01:53 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded college scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 85 high school students from 27 states who have extraordinary academic records and financial need.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release, Scholarship Recipients

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