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Cooke Foundation Awards $350,000 in Academic Grants

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 16, 2017 12:28:06 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced $350,000 in grants to three programs in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C., to provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students.

“Too often, low-income parents can’t afford to send their high-achieving children to rigorous academic programs outside of school,” said Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy. “These grants will make it possible for many extraordinary students to participate in such programs, furthering their education and better preparing them for college.”

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Topics: low income, Media Release, grants, STEM

Application Period Opens for Nation’s Largest Pre-College Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 7, 2017 4:58:58 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Outstanding 7th grade students with financial need can apply from now until April 5 for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, which is the largest high school scholarship and educational support program in the United States.

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Topics: Young Scholars, application, Media Release, Young Scholars Program

Nominate an Organization: Award for Excellence in Educational Access

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 31, 2017 3:42:12 PM

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Topics: low income, Media Release, college success

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

New Online Advising Program Trains Counselors in College Selection

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 11, 2016 3:01:37 PM

 

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Topics: Media Release, college access, college decision

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

Cooke Foundation Seeks Applicants for $40,000 College Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 30, 2016 10:11:59 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The application period opened today for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program. This is the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, providing up to $40,000 per year for four years of study for high-achieving high school seniors with financial need.

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Topics: College Scholarship, application, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release

New School District and State Commitments Could Change Narrative for Underserved Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 21, 2016 2:22:30 PM

  

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 -- Today, 75 school district, state, and federal officials convened to announce new partnerships and commitments, and to discuss and celebrate ground-breaking results. Local and state superintendents were recognized by White House Cabinet Secretary and My Brother's Keeper Taskforce Chair Broderick Johnson at the dinner celebration, hosted by Equal Opportunity Schools and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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Topics: Media Release, high school, grants

Grant Applications Sought from Education Nonprofits in DC Area

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 15, 2016 12:00:34 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is taking applications for Good Neighbor Grants, ranging from $10,000 to $35,000, from nonprofit organizations that operate programs serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

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Topics: Media Release, grants, Good Neighbor Grants

Students Can Apply for Largest Community College Transfer Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 25, 2016 12:24:55 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Outstanding community college students with financial need who want to transfer to four-year colleges or universities have until noon ET Oct. 25 to apply to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for an Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship worth up to $40,000 per year.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Media Release, Community college, Transfer students

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