Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Harold O. Levy Merit Aid Op-Ed Published by CNN

Posted by Christine Florence on Apr 20, 2016 2:01:54 PM

In his most recent op-ed published by CNN, our executive director discussed the paradoxical relationship between colleges and universities wanting to enroll students who can pay the tuition but enticing them with financial aid. 

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Topics: financial aid, low income, financial need, JKCF in the News

Harold O. Levy: "Admit More Students with Big Minds and Small Wallets"

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 6, 2016 4:16:21 PM

In his most recent contribution to The Huffington Post, our executive director describes how need-blind admissions practices pose a disadvantage for low-income students.

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Topics: low income, financial need, college admissions, JKCF in the News

New Tool to Help Students Find Financial Aid Resources State by State

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 8, 2014 11:16:00 AM

We believe it’s imperative that high-achieving, low-income students have financial resources that enable them to develop their academic and artistic interests. Our own Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship programs are obviously one of the most important ways we do that, but we can’t fund every deserving student who applies.

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Topics: Scholarship, funding college, financial aid, financial need

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

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars in the News: Forbes

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Dec 2, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Forbes isn't done with our Scholars yet! After featuring several in a wonderful piece about Jack Kent Cooke and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a new Forbes article by Maggie McGrath highlights the experiences of three of our Scholars as it tackles the important, but not often discussed, issue of what life is like for low-income students at elite colleges.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholars, low income, financial need, Jack Kent Cooke, JKCF in the News

Event: JKCF Informational Reception About Generous Student Scholarships

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Oct 28, 2013 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Young Scholars, College Scholarship, high school seniors, Scholarship, funding college, financial aid, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, students, low income, high achieving, financial need, college readiness, Event, college access, college admissions

Expanding College Access to Low-Income Students

Posted by Heather Reams on Sep 25, 2013 10:00:00 AM

As a Foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need, we have read with interest the many recent articles tackling a long-overdue problem--that is, the vast majority of high-achieving, low-income students “under-match” in college admission and do not apply to the institutions that are the strongest academic fit for them. 

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Topics: Young Scholars, College Scholarship, college fit, low income, financial need, college access, college admissions

Delaware Initiative to Steer Low-Income Students to Top Colleges

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Sep 24, 2013 6:12:00 PM

The State of Delaware and The College Board announced that they are joining forces to “to ensure high school students statewide are best equipped for the college application process.” 

As part of this partnership, the College Board will begin this month to send specialized information packets to low-income students who scored well on the SAT and college entrance exams. 

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Topics: students, low income, financial need, research, college admissions

Media Release: JKCF Opens New College Scholarship for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Nationwide

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Sep 3, 2013 2:46:00 PM

Scholarship One of Most Generous in Nation for High School Seniors

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Topics: College Scholarship, high school seniors, financial aid, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, application, Scholarship Announcement, low income, high achieving, Media Release, financial need

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