Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Report Commemorates 16 Years of Scholarships, Grants, and Research

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 6, 2016 4:00:39 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today published a report summarizing its first 16 years of operation. The report details how the foundation has provided over $152 million in scholarship assistance to nearly 2,200 high-achieving students from low-income families and over $90 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.

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Topics: Scholarship, JKCF, Media Release, programs, grants

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 29, 2015 1:37:14 PM

Throughout our fifteenth year, the Cooke Foundation persisted to shine light on the challenges high-achieving students with financial need encounter in furthering their education. Sharing new research with advocates, providing tips and resources for students, and coordinating engaging events were some of our favorite memories – and among the most popular posts on our blog!

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

Happy Holidays from the Cooke Foundation!

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 23, 2015 11:30:11 AM

All of us at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation are grateful to have shared the past fifteenth anniversary year with so many talented Cooke Scholars and our dedicated education and community partners. We look forward to announcing exciting initiatives in the upcoming New Year – until then, best wishes for the holiday season!

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF

Cooke Foundation Partners with College Greenlight to Expand Reach to Thousands of Students

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on May 11, 2015 9:53:02 AM

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced a new partnership with College Greenlight enabling it to reach thousands of low-income students across the country to make them aware that they are eligible for the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious scholarships.

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Topics: Scholarship, JKCF, Media Release, college access, excellence gap

Cooke Foundation Joins Equal Opportunity Schools $100 Million Initiative to Enroll 100,000 Low-Income Students in AP/IB Classes

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 28, 2015 2:00:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announces a partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to ensure low-income students and students of color reach advanced levels of academic achievement. Together with partners the College Board, Google, Tableau Software, Inc., and the International Baccalaureate Organization and the support of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the Cooke Foundation pledges $1.5 million for EOS’ efforts to identify and place 100,000 low-income students and students of color in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses across the country.

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Topics: JKCF, Media Release

JKCF in the News: Education Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Dec 5, 2014 1:56:00 PM

On Poverty, Ed Reform, and the Most Important Foundation You've Probably Never Heard Of

By Jonathan Plucker
December 5, 2014 8:27 AM
Education Week

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Topics: JKCF, education news, JKCF in the News

JKCF in the News: Obama hosts summit that yields new plans for greater college opportunity

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Dec 5, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Obama hosts summit that yields new plans for greater college opportunity

By Renee Schoof
December 4, 2014
McClatchy Washington Bureau

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Topics: JKCF, education news, JKCF in the News

JKCF In the News: Executive Director Harold O. Levy's Opinion Piece on Fox News

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Dec 3, 2014 4:58:00 PM

Let’s recruit academically gifted students from poor neighborhoods the same way we seek out star athletes

By Harold O. Levy
Published December 03, 2014
FoxNews.com

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Topics: JKCF, education news, JKCF in the News

JKCF VP's Letter in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jun 24, 2014 3:02:00 PM

A letter written by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's vice president of programs, Emily Froimson, has been published in The Chronicle of Higher Education in response to a June 16 article titled "The $6 Solution."

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Topics: college fit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, low income, high achieving, college access, excellence gap, Young Scholars Program, JKCF in the News

5 Ways High School Juniors Can Make the Most of College Visits

Posted by Matthew Keys on Apr 23, 2014 4:17:00 PM

As the spring sun rises higher in the sky, so too should the college-seeking ambitions of high school juniors. College campuses all over the country are welcoming flocks of prospective students to usher in the warmer weather, and junior year is the perfect time to see what all the buzz is about.

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Topics: Young Scholars, college search resources, college fit, College Tour, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, college choice, college decision, high school juniors

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