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StreetCred Co-Founder Lucy Marcil Awarded $10,000 Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 15, 2017 1:24:51 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. 

This blog post is the second in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients (read the first part here). The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars. 

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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Emily Hedin is Awarded the $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 11, 2017 2:12:10 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. This blog post is the first in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients. The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars.
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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

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

Civic Engagement Leader Olya Yarychkivska Receives Quinn Prize

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 2, 2016 12:04:14 PM

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards the Matthew J. Quinn Prize to one or more current Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of an outstanding achievement that provides meaningful influence and impact on the lives of others. Winners of the Quinn Prize receive up to $10,000 cash and are honored at our annual Scholars Weekend event.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

2015 Quinn Prize Recipient Chat Travieso

Posted by Larry Thi on Aug 26, 2015 5:01:01 PM

Chat Travieso, a 2007 Cooke Graduate Scholar, is a talented architect committed to using socially conscious and creative art to make positive changes in low-income communities around New York City. This year, the Cooke Foundation awarded him a $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize in recognition of his outstanding service to his community.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Quinn Prize, Arts, Graduate Scholar

Cooke Foundation Honors 3 Scholars for Outstanding Service to their Communities

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 4, 2015 12:20:00 PM

Cooke Foundation Recognizes Three Scholars for Outstanding Contributions to Their Communities

LANSDOWNE, VA – For their outstanding contributions to the communities in which they live, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar alumnus Chat Travieso has been awarded this year’s $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize. In addition, Cooke Young Scholars Agata Bykovtsev and Sarah Sahibousidq have each been awarded a $2,500 Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Quinn Prize, Event, Arts, Graduate Scholar, Quinn Youth Leadership Award

JKCF Graduate Scholar's Foundation Profiled In New York Times

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 10, 2014 4:51:07 PM

2009 Graduate Scholar Shrochis Karki’s Samaanta Foundation is the subject of a New York Times article from Sunday, November 9 titled "Homegrown Help for Deserving Students in Nepal."

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

JKCF Quinn Prize Recipient Matthew Loftus

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jul 10, 2014 4:56:03 PM

2014 Matthew J. Quinn Prize recipient Matthew Loftus has been a Foundation Scholar since 2004.The University of Maryland School of Medicine graduate was selected as an Undergraduate Transfer Scholar in 2004 and a Graduate Scholar in 2007 and has been building up an exhaustive list of accomplishments, leadership roles, and awards along the way.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment

2014 Quinn Prize Winner Shrochis Karki and the Samaanta Foundation

Posted by Jenn Bates on Jul 7, 2014 4:33:00 PM

Shrochis Karki is a 2009 Graduate Scholar and will graduate this year with a Ph.D. in International Development from the University of Oxford. He was recently selected as one of two recipients of the 2014 Matthew J. Quinn Prize.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment

JKCF Recognizes 3 Scholars for Outstanding Achievements in Public Service

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jun 9, 2014 2:03:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – In recognition of extraordinary achievements in their communities, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards Shrochis Karki and Matthew Loftus the 2014 Matthew J. Quinn Prize and Sarah Wood the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Shrochis Karki and Matthew Loftus will receive $10,000 each, and Sarah Wood will receive $2,500.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Media Release, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar, Quinn Youth Leadership Award

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