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Cooke Conversation: 5 Questions with Krysti Scotti

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 6, 2016 3:00:46 PM

We're continuing our series of Cooke Scholar profiles by interviewing high-achievers from across our scholarship programs. We hope to inspire current and future Cooke Scholars by highlighting the incredible range of personalities, ambitions, and accomplishments of this talented group!

This week, we caught up with Kristen (Krysti) Scotti to learn more about the SpaceICE Mission project she leads and her advice for other students considering a career in STEM.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholar accomplishment, STEM, Cooke Conversations

Two Young Scholars Share Tips for the Cooke edX Challenge

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 21, 2016 1:00:57 PM

While we prepare for the launch of our 2016 Young Scholars Program application, ambitious seventh-grade students can already give themselves an edge by taking an edX online course. Most of the five selected courses for our second Cooke edX Challenge have already begun and all of them are free to join. Find the list of courses and information about special consideration in the application process here.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholar accomplishment, Young Scholars Program, Cooke edX Challenge

10 edX Learners Become Cooke Young Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 17, 2015 3:11:06 PM

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program selects exceptionally promising students with financial need to receive our comprehensive educational advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school. The program allows talented students to access summer academic and enrichment programs, internships, study abroad opportunities, and technology that otherwise would not have been financially feasible for their families. Each Cooke Young Scholar also has their own educational adviser to guide, advocate, coach, and tailor opportunities to meet the student’s aspirations.
 
Seeking to broaden our reach outside of traditional recruitment channels, last year the Cooke Foundation partnered with edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, to create a unique and exciting challenge for applicants. Eligible 7th-grade students who completed at least one of five selected edX courses earned the distinction as Cooke Young Scholars semi-finalists in our competitive application process.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholar accomplishment, Young Scholars Program, JKCF in the News

Yale-Bound Cooke Scholar Minh Nguyen Featured in The Oregonian

Posted by Christine Florence on Jun 11, 2015 4:37:42 PM

'Amazing' Portland high school student wins two of nation's top full-ride scholarships

Minh Nguyen, who will graduate from David Douglas High on Thursday, won not one but two of the nation's most prestigious full-ride scholarships.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Scholar accomplishment, College Scholar, JKCF in the News

Cooke Scholar Shrochis Karki Helps Communities Rebuild After Earthquake Tragedy

Posted by Marc Linmore on Jun 2, 2015 3:34:00 PM

When one of this year’s most tragic natural disasters unfolded, a Cooke Graduate Scholar alumnus was among those leading the relief response.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Video, Profile, Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment, alumni, service

Cooke Scholar Emily Hedin Transforms Communities Half a World Away

Posted by Marc Linmore on May 13, 2015 3:10:37 PM

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Video, Profile, Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment, alumni, service

Scholar Spotlight: Undergraduate Transfer Scholar Angela Warren

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 24, 2015 4:45:00 PM

In July 2014 the Arizona School Board Association published a profile on Graduate Scholar and former Undergraduate Transfer Scholar Angela Warren, whose efforts as a social worker have helped highlight and confront the tragic issue of sex trafficking in the U.S.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar accomplishment

Scholar in the News: Dissertation Fellow Ben Castleman

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 19, 2015 1:39:00 PM

Earning a college degree has never been more important. People with a college education have on average substantially higher earnings, pay more taxes, live healthier lives, and have more stable marriages than those without one (Baum, May, & Payea, 2013; Oreopoulos & Salvanes, 2011). Yet these benefits accrue mainly to students who come from affluent families. Over half of students from the highest income quartile earn a bachelor's degree by the time they are 25, compared with fewer than ten percent of students from the lowest income quartile (Bailey and Dynarski, 2012).

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Topics: Scholar News, Dissertation Fellowship, Dissertation Fellow, Scholar accomplishment, JKCF in the News

How Millennials are Changing the World

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Dec 29, 2014 3:03:00 PM

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the “Millennial Generation”—individuals born between 1980 and 1999—accounts for 80 million Americans, the largest number of people in any age cohort. Of course, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Scholars, prospective Scholars, and other high-achieving high school students are among this group.

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Topics: Scholars, Scholar accomplishment

Projects Abroad Publishes JKCF Young Scholar Reflection

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Dec 10, 2014 4:32:42 PM

2010 Young Scholar Tashrima Hossain recently traveled to Costa Rica to volunteer through Projects Abroad in the Care & Conservation program. Her Volunteer Story, which you can read in full below, covers her travels during the two-week stay and how extraordinary a volunteer experience can be.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholar accomplishment

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