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The Huffington Post Publishes Advice for First-Gen Families

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 11, 2015 12:14:45 PM

Dr. James T. Minor, the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Postsecondary Education, compiled advice for parents and families of first-generation college students preparing for their freshman year.

Five Things Families of First-Generation College Students Need to Know

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Topics: Tips, college freshman, parents, education news

Scholar Spotlight: Young Scholar Agata Bykovtsev Makes All The Right Moves

Posted by Matthew Keys on Mar 10, 2014 4:42:00 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar Agata Bykovtsev, a high school freshman from California, traveled around the globe in 2013 to compete in two high-profile chess championships.  In Pocos De Caldas, Brazil, at the Pan American Youth Chess Championship, Agata maneuvered her way through a 24-player bracket to capture the bronze medal.  A few months later, her performance at the World Youth Chess Championships, hosted in the United Arab Emirates, was arguably more impressive, as Agata withstood a grueling 12-day tournament to log a ninth-place finish out of 126 participants from 63 countries, the highest finish for any American in the tournament.  Later this summer, Agata will once again compete in the Pan American Youth Chess Championships in Mexico City.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, high school, parents, Scholar accomplishment, chess

Event: Young Scholars Fall Family Gathering 2013 – By the Numbers

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Oct 23, 2013 5:54:00 PM

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

Event: JKCF Plans Young Scholars Program Fall Family Gathering

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Oct 16, 2013 1:27:00 PM

The leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are everywhere, even in our coffees, and that means fall is here, and it's time for the Foundation to meet its newest Young Scholars. 

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

Young Scholars Welcome Weekend 2013: Cohort 12

Posted by Heather Reams on Jul 19, 2013 10:52:00 AM

More than 100 Scholars and their parents/guardians came together at Welcome Weekend 2013 to jumpstart their journey in the Foundation’s Young Scholars Program.

Families and Scholars came from all over the country to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The newest cohort of Young Scholars took trains, buses, taxis, cars, and planes—some Scholars even flew on a plane for the first time. They came from different hometowns with different dreams and interests, but their collective potential and ambition bonded them as a group of Scholars.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholars, parents, programs, Johns Hopkins, Welcome Weekend, Cohort 12

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