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Leading by Listening: Cooke Scholar Lucy Marcil

Posted by Amber Styles on Mar 1, 2018 4:54:47 PM

Lucy Marcil is a pediatrician, a social entrepreneur, and a Cooke Scholar. In addition to her work at the Boston Medical Center (BMC), Lucy is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and the co-founder of StreetCred, a nonprofit organization that provides financial services in pediatric clinics for families with financial need.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Graduate Scholar

New Scholarship Unlocks Graduate Education for Cohort of High-Achieving Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 11, 2017 12:40:23 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Awards Graduate Scholarships to 53 Cooke Scholars

LANSDOWNE, Va. (October 11, 2017) -- The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a leading scholarship and grantmaking organization, has awarded graduate scholarships of up to $200,000 each to 53 Cooke Scholars.

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Topics: Scholarship Announcement, Media Release, Graduate Scholar

StreetCred Co-Founder Lucy Marcil Awarded $10,000 Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 15, 2017 1:24:51 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. 

This blog post is the second in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients (read the first part here). The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars. 

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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Emily Hedin is Awarded the $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 11, 2017 2:12:10 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. This blog post is the first in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients. The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars.
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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Building a Better City: Cooke Scholar Chat Travieso

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 2, 2016 2:31:20 PM

Chat Travieso describes himself as an artist, designer, and educator. After graduating from the Yale School of Architecture as a Cooke Scholar, Chat worked as an architectural and urban designer before launching his own community-focused art and design practice.

"In some ways, this work is meant to be about creating a more open and just city – especially toward communities that are often excluded," Chat explains in our newest scholar spotlight video. Watch to see how Chat's public arts projects are designed to be utilized and enjoyed by residents: 

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Scholar News, Scholars, Video, Graduate Scholar

Civic Engagement Leader Olya Yarychkivska Receives Quinn Prize

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 2, 2016 12:04:14 PM

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards the Matthew J. Quinn Prize to one or more current Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of an outstanding achievement that provides meaningful influence and impact on the lives of others. Winners of the Quinn Prize receive up to $10,000 cash and are honored at our annual Scholars Weekend event.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

StudioTulsa Interviews Cooke Scholar Noam Faingold

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 13, 2016 2:01:05 PM

Cooke Scholar Noam Faingold is a composer, conductor, and performer whose works spans a variety of outlets and projects. Following the completion of his Ph.D. from King’s College London in 2015, Noam has remained active in the musician community. He currently serves as director of the Barthelmes Conservatory and holds postions at Tulsa Community College and The University of Tulsa.

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Topics: Scholar News, Arts, Graduate Scholar, musicians, alumni

Cooke Scholar William Tarpeh: Solving Real People's Real Problems

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 14, 2016 4:28:30 PM

Cooke Scholar William Tarpeh's work could have a transformational effect on the developing world.

As a Cooke Young Scholar, William attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology where his interest in research and academic achievements led him to matriculate to Stanford University as a Cooke College Scholar. Now he is completing graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley as an environmental engineering Ph.D. student focused on sanitation in the developing world. William's work is reimagining sanitation and developing ways to convert waste into a precious resource, fertilizer.

"I think that a lot of the solutions to our world’s most pressing problems are in the minds of children who are simply preoccupied with survival. Sanitation for me is one way to remove that preoccupation with just surviving. These kids are instead thinking about how to change their own futures and the future of our world."

–William Tarpeh
Cooke Scholar

We wholeheartedly agree and applaud William's dedicated efforts to think big, work hard, and achieve.

Read more about the Cooke Foundation's scholarship programs and efforts to honor True Merit in education.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Scholars, Graduate Scholar, College Scholar, True Merit

2015 Quinn Prize Recipient Chat Travieso

Posted by Larry Thi on Aug 26, 2015 5:01:01 PM

Chat Travieso, a 2007 Cooke Graduate Scholar, is a talented architect committed to using socially conscious and creative art to make positive changes in low-income communities around New York City. This year, the Cooke Foundation awarded him a $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize in recognition of his outstanding service to his community.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Quinn Prize, Arts, Graduate Scholar

The Best Moments of Scholars Weekend 2015

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 6, 2015 4:35:12 PM

In the last weekend of July, over 400 Cooke Scholars gather to share their stories and connect with educational leaders for workshops, peer networking, and learning to make the most of the collegiate experience. Scholars Weekend is a four-day event hosted annually by the Cooke Foundation to provide tools that will enable our scholars to transition to the next phase of their education or careers. Our newly selected and our ready-to-graduate scholarship recipients also enjoy being able to build a strong community of support for one another. 

This year's event included inspiration from Colin Powell, Arne Duncan, Michelle Obama, and our amazing scholars themselves! We revisited some of their favorite memories and insights shared live on social media. Here is a recap of the most amazing moments:

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Scholars Association, Young Scholars, Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Graduate Scholar, College Scholar

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