Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Tips for Submitting a Successful Young Scholars Application

Posted by Kate Featherston on Feb 16, 2018 11:49:40 AM

The Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program application is open until March 21, 2018! Follow these tips to submit the best application possible for this unique program. 

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Topics: Scholarship, Tips, application, Jack Kent Cooke, Young Scholars Program, middle school

Touchdown! Washington Post features the Cooke Foundation

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 2, 2017 4:10:02 PM

Photo credit: Andre Chung for The Washington Post

In conjunction with this weekend's Super Bowl festivities, The Washington Post Magazine features an article about John Kent Cooke and the work of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The piece describes how our founder's legacy has supported scholarships for roughly 2,200 extraordinary students who have substantial financial need.

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Topics: Scholar News, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Jack Kent Cooke, JKCF in the News

Scholar Spotlight: NYU Symphony Performs JKCF Scholar’s Composition

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 14, 2014 10:24:00 AM

It’s an honor every composer dreams of: hearing your own work performed by an orchestra. For 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Scholar Nell Shaw Cohen, the dream became reality earlier this month as the New York University Symphony performed Cohen’s orchestral composition, an art-inspired tone poem titled "Point Reyes from Chimney Rock." Cohen complemented her NYU Master of Music studies by becoming one of three composers-in-residence for this year’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development program, and hearing her work performed by NYU's orchestra is the primary benefit.

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Topics: Scholar News, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, Jack Kent Cooke, Arts, Graduate Arts Award, Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment

Video: About the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Feb 7, 2014 2:04:00 PM

Want to know more about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation? Check out this short video introduction, which will tell you about how we were founded, what we believe, what we do, and you'll get to see some great pictures of our Jack Kent Cooke Scholars.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, Video, Jack Kent Cooke

Washington Times: Jack Kent Cooke's Legacy Continues to Produce Winners

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Dec 5, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Deborah Simmons of The Washington Times dubbed Jack Kent Cooke Scholars "winners" in an article about the Foundation on December 1. We certainly agree with that! We are proud of our Scholars and very much enjoyed reading her piece which profiles two of them.

 

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Topics: Higher Education Scholars, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Jack Kent Cooke, JKCF in the News

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

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in the News: Forbes

Posted by Heather Reams on Nov 25, 2013 5:16:00 PM

We are so pleased to read about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in Forbes today, where several of our Scholars are featured.  Print version should be on the newsstands within the week. Below is a preview found online at Forbes, which is written by Kerry Hannon.
 

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholars, Jack Kent Cooke, JKCF in the News

Happy Birthday, Mr. Cooke

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Oct 25, 2013 1:44:00 PM

“Destiny demands you do better than your supposed best.”
-- Jack Kent Cooke

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation was established in 2000 through the will of prominent businessman, sportsman, and philanthropist Jack Kent Cooke. We would like to look back at and celebrate our founder on this the day of his birth.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, Scholars, Uncle Jack, Jack Kent Cooke

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