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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

JKCF Grantee Belin-Blank Lays Foundation for STEM Program

Posted by Astrik Tenney on Jun 4, 2015 8:56:18 AM

In January, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awarded the Talent Development Award to the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at The University of Iowa to implement the STEM Excellence and Leadership program. The Cooke Foundation’s Talent Development Award recognizes exemplary practices that transform high-potential, economically disadvantaged elementary and middle school students into high achievers, thus narrowing the “excellence gap” – the disparity in the percent of lower-income versus high income student who reach advanced levels of academic performance.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, students, programs, Talent Development Award, excellence gap, STEM

Foundation Announces 2013 Cooke Dissertation Fellows

Posted by Heather Reams on Jul 26, 2013 6:24:00 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the five recipients of its 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award, a one-time award of $25,000 to complete dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholarship Announcement, low income, high achieving, Scholarship Recipients, programs, Dissertation Fellowship, Achievement Trap

Foundation Awards 73 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

Posted by Heather Reams on Jul 26, 2013 6:14:00 PM

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces its 2013 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships to 73 of the nation’s best community college students who seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country, provides up to $30,000 per year for up to three years to community college students who are nominated by their schools based on a number of factors including academic excellence and financial need.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholars, application, Scholarship Announcement, Community college, Transfer students, Scholarship Recipients, programs

Foundation Graduate Scholar Publishes Memoir

Posted by Heather Reams on Jul 26, 2013 11:22:00 AM

After 20 years of work, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar AJ Tierney recently published her memoir piece online. “Stuck Like This Forever” is now featured on The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature’s website.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholars, students, programs, Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment

Grantee Spotlight: From the Top & Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Posted by Heather Reams on Jul 24, 2013 11:15:00 AM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and From the Top are proud supporters of today’s talented youth and seek to provide them the necessary resources to succeed. The NPR hit program, From the Top, gives young musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents on a live, nationwide radio broadcast as a part of their National Radio Taping Tour, with an audience of more than 700,000 listeners.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholars, students, programs, grants, Grantee Spotlight, From the Top, Young Artist Award, Widening the Stage, musicians

Study: Community College Students Fail to Achieve Bachelor’s Degree

Posted by Heather Reams on Jul 23, 2013 11:06:00 AM

A recent study by The Century Foundation found there is a growing inequality between students at two-year and four-year institutions. Despite the fact that nearly half of the collegiate population attends community colleges, only 11 percent of those students go on to earn a bachelor’s degree, according to the report. The report cites the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program as “especially innovative” for its efforts to bridge the gap between these two categories of students. 

For more information about The Century Foundation study, its findings, and its proposed solutions for how to fix this growing problem in higher education, read this Huffington Post article.    

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, students, Community college, programs

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

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Launches New Blog

Posted by Heather Reams on Jul 17, 2013 6:00:00 PM

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholars, high achieving, financial need, programs

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