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Leading by Listening: Cooke Scholar Lucy Marcil

Posted by Amber Styles on Mar 1, 2018 4:54:47 PM

Lucy Marcil is a pediatrician, a social entrepreneur, and a Cooke Scholar. In addition to her work at the Boston Medical Center (BMC), Lucy is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and the co-founder of StreetCred, a nonprofit organization that provides financial services in pediatric clinics for families with financial need.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Graduate Scholar

Engineering Early Detection of Disease: Cooke Scholar Jacob Mosley

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 20, 2017 4:44:53 PM

Jacob Mosley recently graduated from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida. Now he’s beginning his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the Cooke College Scholarship Program.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, College Scholarship, Video, College Scholar, College Scholars

From the Military to Mars: Cooke Scholar Mark Rubianes

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 13, 2017 1:36:26 PM

Mark Rubianes has been interested in computers for his entire life, and finds building circuits to be both a logistical challenge and a creative outlet.

Following four years in the military, Mark enrolled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Community College. Now he’s studying computer engineering at North Carolina State University with a Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Transfer students, STEM

Fascinated by the Brain: Cooke Scholar Marcela Rodrigues Guimarães

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 8, 2017 10:54:52 AM

Marcela Rodrigues Guimarães is fascinated by the brain. And now, thanks to the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, she has the opportunity to study it at one of the best colleges in the nation.

After thriving as a community college student at City College of San Francisco, this fall Marcela begins her first semester at Smith College, where she’ll be studying neuroscience and building the foundation for her future career plans.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Transfer students

From Cote d'Ivoire to Texas Tech: Cooke Scholar Jean-Christian Guiton

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 31, 2017 10:51:57 AM

Before he applied to the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Jean-Christian Guiton balanced working and interning alongside his studies at North Lake College. This fall, he is transferring to Texas Tech University to study civil engineering.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Transfer students

Exploring the Skies - Cooke Scholar Harun Mehmedinovic

Posted by Marc Linmore on Apr 13, 2017 12:53:17 PM

We’ve all been told to 'reach for the stars', but what if the stars are hidden?

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Video, Profile, Arts, alumni, photography

Reinvesting in Others: Cooke Scholar Neveen Mahmoud

Posted by Marc Linmore on Apr 6, 2017 3:45:40 PM

Neveen Mahmoud, a member of one of the first cohorts of Cooke Scholars, has always been looking for ways to reinvest her education in others.  

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Scholar News, College Scholarship, low income, Video, college access, College Scholar, excellence gap, College Scholars

Something That Matters: Cooke Scholar Qian Qian Tang

Posted by Marc Linmore on Mar 9, 2017 3:41:56 PM

Qian Qian Tang was in the very first cohort of Cooke Young Scholars, and it transformed her life. The experiences she's had and the people she's met have inspired her to change the world.

After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, she attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Cooke College Scholar. It was there where she first became interested in the intersection of technology and healthcare. She put that interest to good use when she helped launch the healthtech company Kinsa with the idea of building the first real time map to track and stop the spread of disease. Learn more about her amazing work and journey in our new scholar spotlight video:

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Video, College Scholar, alumni, Young Scholars Program

Making Global Connections: Santiago Tobar Potes

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 8, 2016 2:50:39 PM

Cooke Scholar Santiago Tobar Potes was born in Cali, Colombia before moving to Florida. In high school, he attended the School for Advanced Studies, Wolfson campus in downtown Miami. Now he's on the move again –  this fall, Santiago began classes at Columbia University.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Scholars, Video, Scholarship Recipients, College Scholar

Building a Better City: Cooke Scholar Chat Travieso

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 2, 2016 2:31:20 PM

Chat Travieso describes himself as an artist, designer, and educator. After graduating from the Yale School of Architecture as a Cooke Scholar, Chat worked as an architectural and urban designer before launching his own community-focused art and design practice.

"In some ways, this work is meant to be about creating a more open and just city – especially toward communities that are often excluded," Chat explains in our newest scholar spotlight video. Watch to see how Chat's public arts projects are designed to be utilized and enjoyed by residents: 

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Scholar News, Scholars, Video, Graduate Scholar

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