Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

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

Innovative Leadership Efforts Earn 3 Cooke Scholars a Total of $15,000

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 3, 2016 11:24:33 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar Olya Yarychkivska, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University and founding director of a non-profit group aiming to develop civil society and democracy in Ukraine, is the 2016 winner of the Cooke Foundation's $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize for outstanding achievement.

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Topics: Scholar News, Media Release, Scholars Weekend, Quinn Prize

Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 24, 2016 11:08:53 AM

Cooke Foundation Recommends Actions Top Colleges Should Take
To Increase Enrollment of Low-Income Students

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released an issue brief recommending actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity by enrolling greater numbers of academically qualified low-income students.

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Topics: low income, Media Release, college access, college admissions, True Merit

Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 23, 2016 1:24:07 PM

Statement by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director 
Harold O. Levy on Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy issued the following statement today on the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting a challenge to race-conscious affirmative action admissions at the University of Texas at Austin:

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Topics: low income, Media Release, college access, True Merit

Introducing the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's 85 New College Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 15, 2016 2:01:53 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded college scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 85 high school students from 27 states who have extraordinary academic records and financial need.

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

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