Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Over 500 Top High School Seniors Advance as Semifinalists for the Cooke College Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 15, 2018 10:28:52 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards college scholarships to exceptional high school seniors with financial need

LANSDOWNE, Va. (February 15, 2018) – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 578 top performing high school seniors with financial need to advance as semifinalists for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. The highly competitive scholarship will provide recipients with up to $40,000 annually for four years toward their tuition at selective colleges and universities across the nation.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Media Release

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

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

Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 14, 2017 12:14:55 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced that it is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, through November 14. Students selected as Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year for four years of study, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholarship, students, application, Media Release, Video, high school

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

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

Semifinalists for Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Announced

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 25, 2017 11:26:20 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 628 outstanding high school seniors with financial need as semifinalists for its College Scholarship, which provides recipients with up to $40,000 annually for four years to enable them to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S. It is the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation.

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Topics: College Scholarship, high school seniors, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release

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

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